Chicken Tagine with Olives and Preserved Lemons

Chicken Tagine with Olives and Preserved Lemons

Recipe from Ed Kernan

Chicken Tagine with Olives and Preserved Lemons

If you like your chicken juicy and full of flavor, Tagine is the way to go. The sauce, which is made painlessly thanks to the Always Pan® Pro’s nonstick effect, is dynamic and rich with flavors from the chick and vegetables — perfectly integrated thanks to the braising cooking method. The key with this one is to deglaze the pan, making sure all of the tasty golden bits get integrated into the dish. Don’t forget to save some wine for yourself to enjoy at this step! 

Prep time

2-4 hours

Cook time

1 hour, 45 minutes



What You'll Need


  • 4 chicken thighs, bone-in and skin on
  • 1½ teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon sweet smoked pimenton
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • ½ teaspoon ginger
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • Pinch of saffron, crushed
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

  • 2 yellow onions 
  • 1 preserved lemon
  • ½ cup kalamata olives, pitted
  • ½ cup castelvetrano olives, pitted

  • ¼ dry white wine
  • ¾ cup chicken stock

  • Avocado or grapeseed oil

For service: 

  • 1 tablespoon chopped parsley 
  • 1 tablespoon chopped chives


Step 1

Mix together garlic powder, pimenton, cumin, ginger, turmeric, cinnamon, and saffron. Add in a teaspoon of salt and a few grinds of black pepper. Rub spice mixture all over the chicken thighs and place in a container. Refrigerate the chicken for 2–4 hours.

Step 2

Remove chicken from the fridge and let it sit out for about 30 minutes. Quarter the preserved lemons, remove the pulp, and thinly slice the rind. Thinly slice the onions.

Step 3

Preheat the Titanium Always Pan® Pro on a medium low heat. Add 1–2 tablespoons of oil into the pan. Swirl the oil around to cover the cooking surface. Lay the chicken thighs in the pan skin side down. Sear chicken for 3–4 minutes and then flip and sear for another 3–4 minutes. Remove the chicken from the skillet and set aside. Add onions in the pan. Stir the onions occasionally, cooking for about 10 minutes. They will cook down a bit and turn golden brown.

chicken cooking in titanium always pan pro

Step 4

Add lemon peel and olives into the pan. Turn the heat up to medium high. Keep stirring onions, lemons, and olives. After about 30 seconds, add in white wine. Keep stirring and scrape the bottom of the skillet to release anything stuck to it. Nestle the chicken back in the skillet, pour in stock, and bring to a simmer. Turn heat down to low and place the lid on the skillet. Let cook for 45 minutes.

lemon peel olives cooking in titanium always pan pro

Step 5

Remove the lid and turn the heat up to medium. Cook for 5-10 minutes to thicken liquid. Taste and adjust seasoning with salt and pepper. 

Step 6

Garnish with parsley and chives. Serve over couscous or rice.

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