Yogurt-Braised Chicken with Cashews and Raisins Recipe

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Yogurt-Braised Chicken with Cashews and Raisins
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  1. Place chicken, skin side up, on rimmed baking sheet. Mix 1 1/2 tablespoons salt, 3 teaspoons cumin, 1 teaspoon cardamom, and cayenne in small bowl. Sprinkle chicken generously on all sides with spice mix. Let stand 2 hours.
  2. Combine 1 cup raisins and 1 1/2 cups hot water in medium bowl. Cover; soak until raisins are soft, at least 30 minutes and up to 1 hour. Drain, reserving soaking liquid. Blend raisins and 3 tablespoons reserved soaking liquid in mini processor, adding more soaking liquid, if needed, to make smooth paste.
  3. Place yogurt in medium bowl; whisk 1 minute to lighten. Add black pepper, cinnamon, remaining 2 teaspoons salt, 1 teaspoon cumin, and 1/2 teaspoon cardamom and whisk to blend.
  4. Heat butter in large nonstick skillet over high heat. Add chicken, skin side down, and sauté until brown, about 6 minutes per side. Add remaining 1 1/2 cups raisins, cashews, and cloves. Slowly stir in yogurt mixture. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer until chicken is cooked through, about 12 minutes.
  5. Transfer chicken to platter. Whisk raisin paste and 1/3 cup lemon juice into sauce. Simmer to blend, whisking constantly, about 4 minutes. Season with salt, pepper, and more lemon juice, if desired. Spoon over chicken.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 803.62 Kcal (3365 kJ)
Calories from fat 338.11 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 37.57g 58%
Cholesterol 646.89mg 216%
Sodium 1160.85mg 48%
Potassium 1466.01mg 31%
Total Carbs 67.76g 23%
Sugars 10.28g 41%
Dietary Fiber 5.7g 23%
Protein 52.12g 104%
Vitamin C 49.4mg 82%
Vitamin A 6.8mg 227%
Iron 18.1mg 101%
Calcium 279.5mg 28%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 141.02 Kcal (590 kJ)
Calories from fat 59.33 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6.59g 58%
Cholesterol 113.52mg 216%
Sodium 203.71mg 48%
Potassium 257.26mg 31%
Total Carbs 11.89g 23%
Sugars 1.8g 41%
Dietary Fiber 1g 23%
Protein 9.15g 104%
Vitamin C 8.7mg 82%
Vitamin A 1.2mg 227%
Iron 3.2mg 101%
Calcium 49.1mg 28%

* 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

  • 18.4
  • 21

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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