Chicken with Coriander and Kalamata Olives


The weekend has arrived so fast, and I’m in my kitchen busy preparing special dishes for my friends and family for Ramadan. Yesterday I prepared this Roasted Chicken with Coriander and Kalamata Olives. It’s a flavorful and tasty combination. The chicken is tender and aromatic with the addition of coriander (one of my favorite herbs). The Saffron brings a delicious flavor and a nice color to this simple dish. We really enjoy this recipe in my family (with Arabic homemade bread on the side of course), and hopefully so will you!

Ready for Fiesta Friday #124. Thank you to our wonderful host Angie, big thanks to  Lindy @ Love in the Kitchen and Liz @ spades, spatulas & spoons  for co-hosting this week’s Party!

Serves: 6


  • 6 chicken thighs
  • 6 garlic cloves
  • 1 brown onion
  • 1 bouquet of coriander
  • 100g of kalamata olives (soaked in water)
  • Black pepper
  • Salt
  • 6 saffron threads
  • 3 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
  • Water


  1. Rub the chicken thighs with olive oil, salt, black pepper and set aside.
  2. In a large deep pot add the olive oil, the garlic cloves and the sliced onion.
  3. Start to cook on a medium heat for 2/3 minutes.
  4. Add the chicken thighs, sprinkle the saffron threads and finally add the chopped coriander.
  5. Roast the chicken legs tights a few minutes then cover with water.
  6. Pour the olives on the top.
  7. Cook for about 30/45 minutes depending on the stove or until the chicken is very tender and the sauce becomes reduced.
  8. Remove from the heat and transfer the chicken to a serving dish.
  9. Sprinkle with coriander leaves and enjoy!

Bonne dégustation, Saha Ftourkoum!

PS: Here are some popular chicken recipes served during Ramadan.


46 thoughts on “Chicken with Coriander and Kalamata Olives

  1. Michelle

    Hi Linda! I saw your post on Fiesta Fridays! I love saffron but have never cooked with it before! I think this recipe gives me a reason to try!
    Thanks for the recipe!

  2. Sophie33

    I happen to have lots of fresh coriander in my garden & I love this tasty looking recipe a lot so this will be our dinner for this evening! Yummm! Cosy comforting lovely food! x

    • lapetitepaniere

      Thank you Sophie. I love to make this simple dish and I’m a fan of coriander. You’re lucky to have a lot of fresh coriander in your garden. Do let me know how it turns out! 🙂 xx

  3. Nancy

    Great flavors in this dish, Linda… Nothing better than a delicious roasted chicken and the Mediterranean flare you’ve offered here looks fabulous!

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