Tunisian Chicken and Olives

Tunisian Chicken and Olives
  • Prep Time: 20
  • Total Time: 60
  • Servings: 4

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About this Recipe

Rich in spice, this savoury chicken and olive dish brings Tunisian charm to your dining table.


2 tbsp (30 mL) Olive oil
1 Onion, peeled and chopped
2 Cloves garlic, peeled and crushed
1 tbsp (15 mL) Paprika
2 tsp (10 mL) Ground cumin
1 tsp (5 mL) Ground ginger
1 tsp (5 mL) Ground cinnamon
2 cups (500 mL) Low-sodium chicken broth
3 Maple Leaf Prime Naturally® Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts, cut into bite-size pieces
6 Carrots, peeled and sliced
1/2 cup (125 mL) Golden raisins
2 tbsp (30 mL) Lemon juice
1/2 cup (125 mL) Black olives
Salt and pepper


HEAT oil in a large heavy bottomed pan over medium heat. Add onion and sauté until golden brown, about 7-8 minutes. Stir in garlic, paprika, cumin, ginger and cinnamon. Add broth and bring to a boil. Add chicken, cover, reduce heat and simmer 20-25 minutes. Add carrots and raisins. Cover and simmer 10-15 minutes. Cook until carrots are fork tender.

REMOVE carrots and chicken with a slotted spoon. Set aside.

ADD lemon juice and olives to the pan. Increase heat to high and cook, uncovered for 5-6 minutes or until sauce thickens slightly. Season with salt and pepper. Add chicken and carrots back to pan and warm through.


Serve over couscous and garnish with parsley.

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