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Algerian Tagine Zaytoun Recipe (Step by Step)

Algerian Tajine Zitoune Recipe

Looking for something different this iftar, this Tajine Zitoune recipe makes the deal. Follow this step by step recipe and avail the wonder of Algerian tastes.

Step 1:

Tajine Zitoune Recipe

Firstly, remove the bones from chicken chest and cut it into thin slices.

Step 2:

Tagine Zaytoun Recipe

Pour vegetable oil into a pan, and add chopped onion, sliced carrot, salt, one teaspoon black pepper, chicken bone (which you removed from the chest) and then green olives finally.
Stir well at low heat for 3 minutes.

Step 3:

Algerian Tajine Zitoune

Add 3 glasses of water; boil the mixture until olives are cooked.

Step 4: Cooking Chicken

Add one tablespoon of butter, chicken slices, salt, half teaspoon black pepper, two garlic cloves, two tablespoons of parsley. Stir and cook until chicken turns golden in color.

Step 5:

Algerian Tajine Zitoune Recipe

Now add spice mixture to the cooked chicken pan and boil for 5 minutes.
Remove the bone and Tajine Zitoune is ready.
Serve hot and enjoy in Ramadan with your beloved family members.


Algerian Tagine Chicken Full Recipe:


Algerian Tajine Zitoune Recipe

Tajine Zitoune or Algerian Tagine Zaytoun is a delicious main course meal from Algerian cuisine. It is often served with iftar as well as on various occasions. Imagine you are going to enjoy boneless chicken with essence of olives and bones of the chicken. It makes it simply amazing.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Algerian


  • 1 pcs onion chopped
  • 1 pcs carrot sliced
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 cups green olives (without seeds) wash it very well before using to reduce the amount of salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • as per taste salt

Ingredients for Cooking Chicken

  • 1 whole chicken chest
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 2 tbsp parsley
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • as per taste salt


  1. Before starting, remove the bone from the chest of chicken, and make thin slices.
    Tajine Zitoune Recipe
  2. In a simple pot, put the vegetable oil, the shopped onion, carrots, salt, black pepper, the bone of the chicken and the green olive and stir very well on a low heat for about 3 minutes.

    Then put 3 glasses of water, and let it boil till the olives are cooked.

    Tagine Zaytoun Recipe
  3. After that, in a pan put one tablespoon of butter and put the slices of chicken, salt, half teaspoon of black pepper, 2 cloves of garlic, 2 tablespoons of parsley and stir till the chicken get the color of gold.

    Algerian Tajine Zitoune
  4. After that put the mixture in the pot in to the pan with the chicken and let them boil for about 5 minutes.
  5. When the Tagin is ready remove the bone and serve.
    Algerian Tajine Zitoune Recipe

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