Tagine of Chicken with Preserved Lemons, Olives & Artichoke Hearts Recipe

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90 mins (prep 15, cooking 75)
23 ingredients
4 servings
Since I just finished preserving lemons I needed something to try them out on. This recipe is adapted from one by Claudia Roden in her book Arabesque. The original did not use chicken broth which I used. I also skinned the chickent pieces; browned them in oil first to add some carmelization and depth of flavor. I added some additional spices in the form of garlic pepper, lemon pepper and used more saffron than she called for. I wanted to use artichoke bottoms rather than hearts but could not find them for a reasonable price. Unfortunately the small Greek store I used to buy from sadly went out of business with the economic downturn. If you can find them they would be much better as the texture is more firm and they hold up better under the heat of simmering. This dish serves four people nicely. I served it with couscous and a spinach salad with tomatoes and feta with a preserved lemon vinaigrette. As for a wine something with acid to accentuate the lemon. I chose a Santa Barbara 2010 Terra d Oro Pinot Grigio which worked well.

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Serving Size (201.0 g)
Servings 4
Amount per Serving
Calories 169.15 Calories from Fat 40.59
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4.51g 27.75%
Saturated Fat 1.19g 23.73%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 59.45mg 79.26%
Sodium 521.1mg 86.85%
Total Carbohydrate 11.62g 15.49%
Dietary Fiber 8.54 g 136.64%
Sugars 1.01 g %
Protein 22.77g 182.17%
Vitamin A 43.11IU% Vitamin C 7.48mg%
Calcium 29.9mg% Iron 1.49mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
cloves garlic, ground ginger, one lemon, or, chicken thighs, canned, rinsed