Apartment F is devoted to celebrating and supporting the Moroccan culture and our handcrafted products embody the artistry and tradition of their many culinary treasures. Let's dive into the rich flavors of Morocco through a classic chicken and lemon with olives recipe, served on our handcrafted modern tagine. Get ready to cook, serve, and savor the essence of Morocco, right in your home.


Here's what you'll need to get started. 


  • 1.5 kg chicken, cut into pieces
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons ground paprika
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 cup green olives, pitted
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 lemon, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • In a large tagine or slow cooker, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add chopped onions and minced garlic, sauté until softened.
  • Add the chicken breast to the pot, browning it on all sides.
  • Sprinkle the ground cumin, paprika, ginger, turmeric, and cinnamon over the chicken. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Pour in enough water to cover the chicken, bring it to a boil, then reduce the heat to simmer. Cover and cook for about 30 minutes.
  • Add the green olives, fresh cilantro, and parsley to the tagine. Stir gently to combine.
  • Place lemon slices on top of the chicken mixture. Cover the tagine and simmer for an additional 20-30 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through and tender.
  • Adjust seasoning if needed and serve the chicken tagine hot, with couscous or crusty bread.


 This flavorful chicken and olive tagine is the perfect addition to your weekend, while also showcasing the beauty of our handcrafted ceramic tagine. Enjoy the blend of Moroccan cuisine with the visual appeal of serving it in our Apartment F pottery!

November 11, 2023 — Ashley Yetter