Moroccan Chicken

Serves: 6-8 People
Cooking Time: 45 minutes

8 pieces whole legs, legs and thigh
1 small  white onion, small dice
1 jalapeño, finely chopped
5 bay leaves
1 pound package of carrots, pealed and cut into 1 inch pieces
5 celery stocks, cut into 1 inch pieces
8 ounce package of fresh okra, remove stems and cut into half
6 ounce package of dried Mediterranean apricots
1 cup of Greek olives, remove pit
½ cup of died raisins

Sauce Ingredients
2 14.5 ounce cans of tomato sauce
1 14.5 ounce can of chicken broth
1 ½ tablespoons cumin
1 ½ Turmeric
11/2 smoked paprika
1 tablespoon dried minced lemon peel
8 large cloves of garlic, minced
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 tablespoon better than bouillon chicken base
2 teaspoons salt
½ teaspoon black pepper

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Remove skin and excess fat from the chicken, and season on both sides with salt and pepper. Place the chicken into a large baking pan. Add all the rest of the ingredients on top of the chicken. In a separate bowl mix all the sauce ingredients together and stir well. Finally pour the sauce over the chicken and vegetables, cover with tin foil and place into the oven. Roast for 1:15 hour and serve with your favorite starch.

moroccan chicken


Olive Tree Cafe

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Service: The Olive Tree is a seat yourself restaurant and  the service is fantastic. The service providers are friendly, pleasant and very quick to take your order and clear tables. A great idea if you are concerned about waiting for a table is to call in advance for take-out. You can typically pick up your order 15 min after ordering, walk straight to the front of the line and be home before a table opens up!

Food: The Food at the Olive Tree is traditional Greek. It’s fresh, flavorful and always delicious.  It’s hands down the best Greek food in Hawaii and a fun affordable place to go with friends, family and even a date.

Favorite Dishes: Fresh Fish Slovaki (TIP: If you are trying to not eat bread order this dish without the pita and ask for extra salad!), Lamb Slovaki, The Daily Special, Hummus, Babaganoush, Olives and Feta Cheese, and the Dolmas.

Atmosphere: The Olive Tree has a wonderful, hip ambiance to it. It is a seat yourself restaurant and you can select a table out doors or in doors depending on availability and the weather. The restaurant plays authentic Greek music to add to the experience. It is extremely busy so its recommended to have one person hunt for a table while the rest order inside or you could wait forever.

Consistency: The restaurant is very consistent and you always get what you are expecting. Being a private chef in Honolulu I have first hand experience what restaurants retain the integrity of their dishes time and time again.  Over the past years we cannot think of one instance where we had bad food at Olive Tree Cafe!

Parking: The Olive Tree has free parking if for about 10 cars. The parking is directly in front of the restaurant but also shares with Subway. If you are not lucky enough to find a spot you can park on the street outside of the Kahala post office.

Price Range: Low ($8-$15) per Entree
No Corkage Fee!

Reservations Not Accepted
Take Out Available

4614 Kilauea Avenue
Honolulu, HI 96816-5309
Telephone: (808) 737-0303‎

Hours of Operation:
Monday-Sunday: 5pm-10pm