Chicken with Unique Cooking Style

March 6, 2012

There are many chicken recipes which can be made with little or no waiting time.  But the following recipes require marinating either over night or for a whole day.  This method allows the spice and other ingredients to mix well with meat.  The overall flavor comes out to be extraordinary.  This method is good for special occasions.

Chicken with Pickled Lemons & Olives

7 cloves garlic, Finely Minced

2 teaspoon each ginger and cumin

1 teaspoon each turmeric, black pepper,

1 paprika

1 cinnamon

2 Tablespoon olive oil

3 large onions, finely chopped

2 preserved lemons, in ¼ inch strips

1 cup olives

Note: This recipe requires pickled lemons.  To make pickled lemons: juice a bunch of lemons; layer the lemons with lots of salt and cover with juice (jam jars work well for this). They’re ready in a month and keep forever.

The night before (if possible), rub spice mixture on chicken. Refrigerate the entire mixture. In a heavy pot, sauté onions in oil until soft. Add chicken and a little water (to prevent sticking.) Simmer approx. 45 minutes. Add olives and lemon strips and simmer another 15 minutes or so. Time is not of the essence. If the sauce is thin, remove chicken and boil down. Serve hot with couscous or rice as 1

Chicken-Tunisian Style

2 lb boneless chicken breasts OR

3 ½ lb chicken cut into eighths

1 marinade

1 teaspoon black pepper, freshly Ground

1 Tablespoon cumin, Ground

1 Tablespoon olive oil

1 ½ cup onions (finely) Chopped

1 ½ teaspoon paprika

½ teaspoon cayenne pepper

6 large cloves garlic (crushed)

3 Tablespoon lemon juice

¾ cup salad style green olives (drained and), Sliced

1/3 cup parsley, Minced

½ cup white wine for garnish

1 additional parsley and lemon 1 slice for garnish

Cut and clean chicken. Chop and combine all ingredients for the marinade and mix well. Place 1/3 of the marinade in a roasting pan that has been sprayed with olive oil. Put chicken in pan on top of marinade and cover with remaining mixture. Cover and allow to marinate for at least an hour – all day is better. Place in refrigerator if marinating all day Roasting pan, sprayed with olive oil 350 F oven Uncover and roast in the marinade for one hour in a 350 F oven, turning
occasionally to brown the chicken on all sides. Serve with rice and garnish with lemon slices and parsley.  Serves: 4

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