Sunshine Lemon Chicken Stew

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recipe by Suvi Coffey

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based on 1 ratings

This is one of my favourite go to dinners. Its made in one pot. You can serve it with anything you like, including potatoes, rice, quinoa, or have it just on its own. It is so fragrant and delicious. Nobody would ever know you made it well in under an hour. I love how the whole lemon is used and in just 25 minutes it cooks down to resemble preserved lemons. Absolutely divine, you wont regret making this one.

recipe updated Mar 25, 2020


  • Garlic clove icon
    Garlic clove
    3 (about 18 g)
  • Ground turmeric icon
    Ground turmeric
    ½ tsp (about 1.15 g)
  • Smoked paprika icon
    Smoked paprika
    1 tsp (about 2.15 g)
  • Ground cumin icon
    Ground cumin
    ½ tsp (about 1.05 g)
  • Olive oil icon
    Olive oil
    ¼ cup (about 54.6 g)
  • Chicken thighs icon
    Chicken thighs
    6 (about 1.158 kg)
  • Onion icon
    1 (about 140 g)
  • Lemon icon
    1 (about 58 g)
  • White wine icon
    White wine
    100 ml (about 100 g)
  • Water icon
    150 ml (about 150 g)
  • Saffron threads icon
    Saffron threads
    ½ tsp (about 0.88 g)
  • Green olives icon
    Green olives
    as needed


  • kCook icon Stove
  • kCook icon Small bowl
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Step preview

  1. Add garlic clove, ground turmeric, smoked paprika, ground cumin and olive oil to a clean small bowl
  2. Mix with tablespoon
  3. Add chicken thighs to a clean medium bowl
  4. Transfer spices to chicken
  5. Coat
  6. Add olive oil and onion to a clean saucepan
  7. Fry until translucent
  8. Transfer chicken to saucepan
  9. Add lemon, white wine, water and saffron threads to the saucepan
  10. Simmer - 25 min
  11. Sprinkle with green olives
  12. Serve
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