Chicken Stew with Lemon, Potatoes, Artichokes and Olives

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By Nancy Buchanan



by Nancy Buchanan on January 13, 2011

So, last week I convinced you to make a jar of preserved lemons… and now the question is ‘what do I do with them”? Well, as promised, here is a recipe that uses preserved lemons. This  stew is one of my favorites – it has enough heft to satisfy you on a cold night, but has a lighter flavor than a traditional beef stew. The best part is that it only takes about 45 minutes to make  so it’s perfect for a weeknight dinner. It is one of my “go to” dinners when time and inspiration are in short supply – and that is why I always keep the basics for this dish in my freezer and pantry!!

Other recipes using preserved lemons:

No Recipes – Pomegranate Lamb Tangine with Preserved Lemons

Simply Recipes – Grilled Wild Salmon with Preserved Lemon Relish

Pinch my Salt – Butternut Squash and Chickpea Stew with Israeli Couscous


{ 30 comments… read them below or add one }

Lew ( January 13, 2011 at 10:24 am

This dish looks amazing. I love green olives and artichokes. Thank you for the inspiration I look forward to making it.


Nancy January 14, 2011 at 11:12 am

Hi Lew,
I hope you enjoy it!!!


Amanda January 13, 2011 at 5:38 pm

What a recipe! My husband would propose again if I made him this… its got all of his favorite foods!


Nancy January 14, 2011 at 11:13 am

Oooh… good man!!! Hmm… maybe a Valentine’s dinner???


Esi January 13, 2011 at 5:59 pm

This sounds so good. I’ve had a similar recipe saved for a while. May have to try it soon.


Nancy January 14, 2011 at 11:13 am

Hi Esi!!

Been way too long since I have seen you!! Hope you give this one a try!


Allison [Haute Box] January 13, 2011 at 6:36 pm

This looks amazing. I love the combo of olives and artichoke hearts…always been a fave of mine!


Nancy January 14, 2011 at 11:14 am

Hi Allison,

Me too… I honestly can’t cook without lemons!


Maria January 13, 2011 at 7:23 pm

I love artichokes! Fabulous dish!


Nancy January 14, 2011 at 11:15 am

Hi Maria!

Thanks – I am a huge fan of them too!


the urban baker January 13, 2011 at 9:07 pm

I love stew. My family loves stew! I like this flavor profile. Actually anything with artichokes gets my vote!


Priscilla - She's Cookin' January 13, 2011 at 10:12 pm

Now that I have a jar of lemons being preserved on my counter – thanks for providing a recipe for them as well as linking up to others as well! A wonderful alternative to beef stew indeed.


Nancy January 14, 2011 at 11:11 am

It definitely is a great change of pace! Now the question is which of those recipes do I want to make next… decisions, decisions!!


Marc @ NoRecipes January 13, 2011 at 10:15 pm

Looks delicious, I love the combo of artichokes and lemons:)


Diane {} January 14, 2011 at 9:15 am

What a great combination of flavors it sure looks delicious!


Nancy January 14, 2011 at 11:09 am

Thanks Diane!!

Went over very well in the Communal household.. but then I have teenage boys who will eat just about anything…


Kate January 14, 2011 at 9:59 am

Oh so yummy ! I can imagine how wonderful that must make the kitchen smell !


Nancy January 14, 2011 at 11:08 am

Hi Kate!!

Have to say, this one is pretty darn tasty… and yes, the smell is wonderful, especially on a cold and dreary night!!


Lisa January 14, 2011 at 2:50 pm

Wow, this dish is the kind of thing you want to come home to after a long day. It just looks like wonderful comfort food.


Nancy January 14, 2011 at 3:42 pm

Thanks!! It is great to come home to – and it is a one dish dinner so even the dishes are easy!


Mary January 15, 2011 at 6:15 am

What a lovely dish. I am relatively new to your blog and I don’t comment often, but I wanted you to know that recipes like this one are what keep me coming back. I really like the food you feature here. I hope you have a great day. Blessings…Mary


Nancy January 15, 2011 at 5:24 pm

Mary, you just made my week!!! I am so glad that you like the recipes I post. If there is anything you’d like to see please just let me know!!!


Rich January 15, 2011 at 8:16 am

Ha! I’ve been waiting to see what you did with those! And wow, you didn’t disappoint. Yeah, I can totally dig this one.


Nancy January 15, 2011 at 5:23 pm

Yeah!!! I am glad that it appeals to you – since it “passed muster” with my crew I figured it had to be pretty good!!


Adrienne January 15, 2011 at 8:49 am

What perfect timing! I gave preserved lemons as a Christmas gift this year and now people are asking me for more recipes.
Great to meet you at FBC. Hope to see you later this year :)


My Man's Belly January 16, 2011 at 10:54 am

Just whipped up a batch of my preserved lemons too. Thanks for the idea of something else to make with them.


Nancy January 16, 2011 at 5:13 pm

You are welcome… I can’t wait to try the tangine although it’s been so warm lately that may have to wait a few days.


sippitysup January 16, 2011 at 5:31 pm

Great flavors of Provence. And I just knew you’d put those preserved lemons to good use! GREG


Magic of Spice January 17, 2011 at 9:19 pm

Wow…how can you make a recipe that starts with Chicken Stew into something that looks this amazing! Fantastic, and that first photo is just amazing :)


Lentil Breakdown January 19, 2011 at 11:50 pm

Am salivating over your savory ingredients and your set decorating too! Love the colors!


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