This is a beautiful tagine, especially as it also has ginger and coriander which complements the chicken so well.

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SERVES 6

3 tbsp. olive oil
6 whole chicken legs
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
2 large yellow onions, sliced
2 tbsp. ground coriander
2 tsp. ground white pepper
2 tsp. ground ginger
1 tsp. ground turmeric
½ tsp. crushed saffron threads
1½ cups chicken stock
6 oz. green olives, cracked
2 tbsp. unsalted butter, ghee or clarified butter
1 tbsp. finely chopped parsley
2 tsp. finely chopped cilantro
2 jarred preserved lemons, cut into slices

Heat the oven to 350° F

Heat the oil in an 8–qt. Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Season the chicken with salt and pepper, add to the pot and cook, turning, until browned, 12 to 15 minutes. Transfer the chicken to a plate.
Add the onions to the pot, cook until golden, 10 to 12 minutes. Add the spices, cook for 2 minutes. Return the chicken to the pot with the stock and boil.
Bake the chicken, covered, until tender, 35 to 40 minutes. Stir in the olives, butter, parsley, cilantro and lemons into the pot, and cook for 6 minutes.
Serve with rice or flatbread.