Braised Chicken with Dates and Moroccan Spices
Braised Chicken with Dates and Moroccan Spices
  • prep: 1 hr 15 min
  • cook: 1 hr 40 min
  • total: 2 hr 55 min
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  • Summary

    Medjool dates work well in this braise, which should be served with enough couscous to soak up the delicious juices.

    Ingredients

    • 3 1/2 pounds chicken breast halves, thighs, and drumsticks
    • 1 tablespoon all purpose flour
    • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
    • 2 pounds shallots (about 11 large), peeled
    • 3 cinnamon sticks
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
    • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
    • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
    • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
    • 3 cups low-salt chicken broth
    • 5 tablespoons fresh lemon juice, divided
    • 12 dates, pitted, halved
    • 1/4 cup almonds, toasted, coarsely chopped
    • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 6
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 701 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 26 g 39.5%
    • Saturated Fat: 6 g 31.58%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 222 mg 74.09%
    • Sodium: 246 mg 10.24%
    • Calcium: 112 mg 11.17%
    • Potassium: 1183 mg 33.81%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 6 mg 30.79%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 29 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 6 g 23.18%
    • Sugar: 13 g
    • Protein: 85 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 4 g
    • Vitamin A 6.08%
    • Vitamin C 20.51%
    • Vitamin D 3.31%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat1
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch0
    • Exchange - Vegetables5
    • Exchange - Lean Meat12
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total0 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total1 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total10 oz-eq

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