Tunisian Baked Chicken


  • 4 whole chicken breasts, split, washed and dried
  • 3 Tbsps. all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1⁄4 tsp pepper
  • 3 Tbsps. vegetable oil
  • 1 1⁄2 cups onions, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1⁄2 tsp paprika
  • 1⁄2 tsp cumin
  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper
  • 1⁄2 cup chicken broth
  • Juice of 1 small lemon
  • 1 small lemon, thinly sliced
  • pimiento, stuffed green olives, halved
  • 1 Tbsp. chopped fresh parsley


Step 1

In a deep dish, combine the flour with salt and pepper.

Step 2

Dust the chicken into the mixture, coating evenly and shaking off the excess.

Step 3

In a large skillet, heat the oil, then brown the chicken.

Step 4

Remove the chicken from the oil into a medium baking dish. Don’t discard the oil in the skillet.

Step 5

Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.

Step 6

In the same skillet with the same oil, saute the onion, garlic and spices until onion is translucent.

Step 7

Stir in the broth and lemon juice, making sure to scrape the brown bits at the bottom of the skillet.

Step 8

Once it boils, pour the mixture over the chicken in the baking dish.

Step 9

Arrange the sliced lemon on top, then cover the dish and bake for 40 minutes.

Step 10

Remove the cover and sprinkle the olives and bake for another 5 minutes, uncovered.

Step 11

Remove from the oven and garnish with chopped parsley.

Step 12

Serve and enjoy!

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