Sautéed Chicken With Green Olives and Cilantro Recipe

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  1. Preheat the oven to 500°. Heat 1 tablespoon of the olive oil in a small saucepan. Add the onion, ginger, garlic, cinnamon and saffron and cook over moderate heat until the onion softens, about 5 minutes. Add the chicken stock and season with salt and pepper. Increase the heat to high and simmer, stirring occasionally, until the liquid reduces by three-quarters and becomes syrupy, about 20 minutes. Remove from the heat.
  2. Season the chicken with salt and pepper. Heat 2 tablespoons of the olive oil in a large ovenproof skillet. Add the chicken, skin side down, and cook over moderately high heat until lightly browned, 5 to 8 minutes. Turn the chicken and cook for 2 minutes. Turn the pieces skin side down and roast in the oven for about 25 minutes, or until the juices run clear when a thigh is pierced.
  3. Remove the cinnamon stick from the sauce. Add the olives and the remaining 1 tablespoon of olive oil and season with pepper. Rewarm the sauce over low heat for 1 minute. Remove from the heat and stir in the lemon juice and the 1 tablespoon of chopped cilantro. Arrange the chicken on plates and spoon the sauce around it. Garnish with cilantro and serve.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 1037.32 Kcal (4343 kJ)
Calories from fat 689.8 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 76.64g 118%
Cholesterol 360.73mg 120%
Sodium 565.63mg 24%
Potassium 906.54mg 19%
Total Carbs 6.82g 2%
Sugars 2.98g 12%
Dietary Fiber 0.47g 2%
Protein 75.31g 151%
Vitamin C 14.1mg 23%
Iron 4mg 22%
Calcium 56.3mg 6%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 187.24 Kcal (784 kJ)
Calories from fat 124.51 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13.83g 118%
Cholesterol 65.11mg 120%
Sodium 102.1mg 24%
Potassium 163.63mg 19%
Total Carbs 1.23g 2%
Sugars 0.54g 12%
Dietary Fiber 0.09g 2%
Protein 13.59g 151%
Vitamin C 2.5mg 23%
Iron 0.7mg 22%
Calcium 10.2mg 6%

* 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

  • 27
  • 27

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low sodium

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium,
  • High in Total Fat

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