Thursday, 21 March 2013

Grilled chicken with preserved lemons and slow cooked onions



Continuing with the grilling phase (now in the rain!). This is a quick dish, which is really about the slow cooked onions with the added zing of preserved lemons. These lemons are easily obtainable in France and are used in many Moroccan dishes, but you can also make them yourself.  The lemons are preserved in salt so they have a tart salty taste to them.

For this recipe for 4, you need :

Free range chicken (whole or pieces)
6  onions
4 small preserved lemons

Prepare the chicken - be it a whole one to roast or as I did, chicken breasts grilled and split in two, filled with a tablespoon of the cooked down onions and lemon mix (like a chutney, really).

After slicing the onions finely, cook them on a low heat with a little olive oil in a frying pan. Cook for about 15 -20 minutes. Remove the pips from the lemons are finely sliced them also. Put the lemon slices in with the onions about halfway through the cooking.

Another way would be to add chopped up precooked chicken (leftovers!) to the pan at the end of the cooking of the onions and lemons, a little stock could also be added.

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22 comments:

  1. That sounds lovely, have a great weekend.

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    1. Hello Jill,
      Thank you and I have had a great weekend, hope you did also!
      Ivan

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  2. Dear Ivan,

    When I was alone,
    God sent you for me,
    To be a part of my secrets, laughter and joy,
    And to share my sadness and to lighten my heart,
    I can only cherish the day when you were born,
    And testify all my love by wishing you a heartfelt

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

    Marc

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    1. Thank you for...
      your loves entirety,
      always being there,
      listening constantly
      and bringing me so much, to make me that better person I dream to be...
      I

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  3. Is today your birthday, Ivan? Happy Birthday!

    I think I would like to try this recipe, I love cooked onions and lemons, so this sounds good!

    Many happy returns of the day!
    Love,
    Kay

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    1. Hello Kay,
      Thank you, it was a good birthday! Hope you are enjoying your weekend.
      Ivan

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  4. Linda Stoddard22 March 2013 18:54

    Ivan,

    How lovely and sweet of Marc to include all of us in wishing you a happy birthday. I hope you enjoyed a wonderful celebration together. xoLinda

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    1. Hello Linda,
      Thank you for your wishes, I had a really good birthday. Thanks for you e-mail, I will drop you a line this week.
      Ivan x

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  5. Happy Birthday Ivan ~~~~ many many more ~~~ all the best this weekend!

    Ron and Sophie(snuggles)

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    1. Hello Ron and Sophie,
      Thank you for your wishes, I have had a very happy birthday weekend!
      Have a good Sunday!
      Ivan (and Aston wooooof)

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  6. Ivan, this 'dish' is 'right up our alley'....chicken is our favourite meat. Are slow cooked onions the same as carmellized onions? And the mix with the lemons is interesting. Thanks for this and I hope you have a wonderful birthday! Who's going to cook for you?!

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    1. Hello Jim,
      Pleased you like this, not much to it but really tasty! Thank you for your wishes - I cooked for us (I really like cooking that much!!!)
      Ivan

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  7. Ivan, Happy Birthday to youuuu and happy springtime to youuuu!
    :)

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    1. Hello Andrea,
      Thank you, that's so sweet of you. Hope you are enjoying your weekend!
      Ivan

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  8. That dish looks delicious. I don't think I've tried preserved lemons, I'll have to look out for them. And I see from the comments above that it's was your birthday! Happy belated birthday to you, I hope it was a wonderful day. x

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    1. Hello Gillian,
      Happy you like this, I am not sure how easy preserved lemons are to get in the UK but they are really easy to make (lots of recipes on the internet and I will make some soon), they just take time to mature/marinate. Wonderful if you like the acidulous/bitterness taste of lemon. Thank you for your wishes, not too late as it is a birthday weekend for me!!!
      Ivan x

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  9. This sounds good, too bad about the rain though.

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    1. Hello Paula,
      Thank you, we are used to the rain, being in Normandy!!
      Ivan

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  10. Thanks for visiting my blog and the good wishes. Your dish looks delicious. My partner and I enjoy cooking so we will be following your recipes with interest.

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    1. Hi Paul,
      Sorry I missed these last two comments, thank for writing - happy you like the food. I hope you are mending well!
      Best wishes,
      Ivan

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