Roast Chicken with Dried Fruit and Almonds Recipe

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  1. Heat 6 tablespoons olive oil in heavy large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onions and sauté until deep golden brown, about 30 minutes; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Transfer onions to large bowl; mix in prunes, dates, apricots, sugar, and cinnamon. Do ahead Can be made 1 day ahead. Cover and chill.
  2. Preheat oven to 350°F. Spread fruit mixture over bottom of large roasting pan. Tuck chicken wing tips under. Rub each chicken with 1/2 tablespoon remaining olive oil and 1/2 teaspoon turmeric. Sprinkle each with salt and pepper; place chickens, side by side, atop fruit mixture. Pour 11/2 cups water around chickens. Roast chickens 1 hour. Turn pan around; add more water to fruit mixture by 1/4 cupfuls if beginning to dry. Continue to roast chickens until brown and juices run clear when thigh is pierced, about 45 minutes.
  3. Transfer chickens to carving board; let stand 10 minutes. Spoon fruit onto platter; top with chickens and any accumulated juices. Sprinkle with almonds and serve.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 1564.02 Kcal (6548 kJ)
Calories from fat 386.53 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 42.95g 66%
Cholesterol 48.47mg 16%
Sodium 10618.11mg 442%
Potassium 2537.73mg 54%
Total Carbs 269.69g 90%
Sugars 79.17g 317%
Dietary Fiber 11.7g 47%
Protein 34.75g 69%
Vitamin C 17.2mg 29%
Iron 6.2mg 34%
Calcium 505.5mg 51%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 248.59 Kcal (1041 kJ)
Calories from fat 61.44 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6.83g 66%
Cholesterol 7.7mg 16%
Sodium 1687.67mg 442%
Potassium 403.35mg 54%
Total Carbs 42.87g 90%
Sugars 12.58g 317%
Dietary Fiber 1.86g 47%
Protein 5.52g 69%
Vitamin C 2.7mg 29%
Iron 1mg 34%
Calcium 80.3mg 51%

* 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

  • 34.1
  • 43

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low cholesterol

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium,
  • High in Sugar

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