Chicken Vegetable Tajine with Candied Lemon and Green Olives

This delicious chicken vegetable tajine with candied lemon and green olives is a traditional North African dish that is both flavorful and easy to make. This dish is perfect for a family gathering or as a special meal for two. The combination of sweet and savory flavors make this an unforgettable meal.

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes, drained
  • 1 cup chicken stock or water
  • 1 large sweet potato, peeled and diced into 1-inch cubes
  • 3 carrots, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch slices
  • 1/2 cup black olives, pitted and halved
  • 1/4 cup candied lemon slices* (see note)

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