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X|FOOD: Chicken Tangine Makful Recipe by Chef Naima

We've gathered this Middle-Eastern inspired recipe by Chef Naima of Tagine Restaurant at One&Only Royal Mirage for the month of Ramadan.

It is easy to prep and can be cooked in just under two hours making it perfect for Iftar.

Chicken Tagine Makful by Chef Naima

Restaurant: ​Tagine


Batch 1

2 kg Whole Chicken

30 g Chopped Garlic

800 g Chopped Onion

20 g Dry Coriander

20 g Fresh Chopped Parsley

30 g Ginger Powder

20 g Salt

20 g White Pepper

40 g Smen (Substitute: ghee)

1 g Saffron

1 pc Yellow Coloring (optional)

1 Liter Chicken Stock

Batch 2

150 g Preserved Lemon Wedges

100 g Green Olives

100 g Fresh Tomato Sliced


1. Marinate the chicken for 1 hour with olive oil, onion, coriander, parsley, saffron, smen, salt, pepper and ginger powder.

2. Start cooking the marinated chicken in a tagine (or glass/ceramic oven dish) for 45 minutes at 180°C (with the yellow coloring) and the chicken stock.

3. Rectify seasoning and add the batch 2 then continue cooking for another 10 min.

4. The Chicken Tagine Makful is ready to be served.


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