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Lemon Chicken

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Lemon Chicken
Recipe type: Entree
Lemon Chicken is a Moroccan food recipe paired nicely with olives.
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 lbs chicken thighs, skinned
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp ginger
  • ½ tsp turmeric
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • ½ cup olives
  • 10 lemon quarters
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • ¼ cup cilantro
  1. Saute chicken by turning pieces often to brown on all sides, about 15 minutes. Remove chicken and set aside.
  2. Remove all but 1 tablespoon oil from pan. Saute onion until browned. Stir in paprika, ginger, turmeric, and pepper.
  3. Add 1 cup water, chicken, olives, 6 lemon quarters and lemon juice.
  4. Cover pan and simmer, turning once, until meat is no longer pink.
  5. Transfer chicken and sauce to a bowl and garnish with remaining lemon wedges and cilantro.


  1. Velva Strieter

    May 14, 2013

    Lemon oil may be used in aromatherapy. Researchers at The Ohio State University found that lemon oil aroma does not influence the human immune system, but may enhance mood.

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