Chicken With Green Olives

Chicken With Green Olives


2 tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 to 2kg thighs and drumsticks, trim extra fat
Pure Greek Sea Salt and ground black pepper to taste
1 small onion, chopped
2 teaspoons ginger, minced
teaspoon paprika
2 cups chicken stock
1-inch cinnamon stick, or 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1
 tablespoon minced garlic
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon paprika
1 ½ cups green olives, drained and pitted
Lemon juice to taste
Quartered lemons and chopped oregano for garnish


Put oil in deep skillet or casserole. Turn heat to medium-high and wait a minute, until oil is hot. Add chicken, skin-side down, and brown it well, rotating and turning pieces as necessary and sprinkling with salt and pepper as they cook; 10 to 15 minutes total. Turn heat to medium and remove chicken.
Add onion, ginger, cinnamon, garlic, cumin, paprika, 1/2 teaspoon or more of pepper and some salt and cook, stirring occasionally, for about 5 minutes, until onion softens. Add stock and raise heat to medium-high; return chicken to pan, skin-side up. Cook at a lively simmer for about 10 minutes.
Add olives and continue to cook until chicken is done, another 10 to 15 minutes or so. Add lemon juice, then taste and adjust seasoning. Garnish and serve.

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