Chicken Tagine with Apricots and Almonds Recipe

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Chicken Tagine with Apricots and Almonds
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  1. Stir together ground cinnamon, ginger, turmeric, pepper, 1 teaspoon salt, and 2 tablespoons oil in a large bowl. Add chicken and turn to coat well.
  2. Heat butter and 1 tablespoon oil in base of tagine (or in skillet), uncovered, over moderate heat until hot but not smoking, then brown half of chicken, skin sides down, turning over once, 8 to 12 minutes. Transfer to a plate. Brown remaining chicken in same manner, adding any spice mixture left in bowl.
  3. Add onion and remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt to tagine and cook, uncovered, stirring frequently, until soft, about 8 minutes. Add garlic and cook, stirring occasionally, 3 minutes. Tie cilantro and parsley into a bundle with kitchen string and add to tagine along with 1/2 cup water, chicken, and any juices accumulated on plate. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, 30 minutes.
  4. While chicken cooks, bring honey, remaining cup water, cinnamon stick, and apricots to a boil in a 1- to 2-quart heavy saucepan, then reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, until apricots are very tender (add more water if necessary). Once apricots are tender, simmer until liquid is reduced to a glaze, 10 to 15 minutes.
  5. While apricots cook, heat remaining 1/4 cup oil in a small skillet over moderate heat and cook almonds, stirring occasionally, until just golden, 1 to 2 minutes. Transfer with a slotted spoon to paper towels to drain.
  6. Ten minutes before chicken is done, add apricot mixture to tagine. Discard herbs and cinnamon stick, then serve chicken sprinkled with almonds on top.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 519.42 Kcal (2175 kJ)
Calories from fat 312.61 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 34.73g 53%
Cholesterol 150.49mg 50%
Sodium 1434.33mg 60%
Potassium 578.75mg 12%
Total Carbs 29.15g 10%
Sugars 21.29g 85%
Dietary Fiber 4.68g 19%
Protein 26.34g 53%
Vitamin C 5.7mg 9%
Iron 3.5mg 19%
Calcium 103.4mg 10%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 177.2 Kcal (742 kJ)
Calories from fat 106.65 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11.85g 53%
Cholesterol 51.34mg 50%
Sodium 489.32mg 60%
Potassium 197.44mg 12%
Total Carbs 9.95g 10%
Sugars 7.26g 85%
Dietary Fiber 1.6g 19%
Protein 8.99g 53%
Vitamin C 1.9mg 9%
Iron 1.2mg 19%
Calcium 35.3mg 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 12.5
  • 14

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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