Recipe: chicken tagine makful

Try this recipe from Dubai’s One&Only Royal Mirage

Recipe: chicken tagine makful

If you’re looking for a traditional Middle Eastern meal for iftar, try this tasty dish from Tagine at Dubai’s One&Only Royal Mirage.

Packed full of spices and flavours it’s sure to please your whole family. The recipe comes from Chef Naima of Tagine and takes under two hours to make.


Batch 1
2 kg whole chicken
30g chopped garlic
800g chopped onion
20g dry coriander
20g fresh chopped parsley
30g ginger powder
20g salt
20g white pepper
40g smen (preserved butter, substitute: ghee)
1g saffron
1pc yellow colouring (optional)
1 litre chicken stock

Batch 2
150g preserved lemon wedges
100g green olives
100g sliced fresh tomato


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

• 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.

• Season and add the ingredients from batch two, and continue cooking for another ten minutes.

• The chicken tagine makful is ready to be served.

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