Persian Chicken with Turmeric and Lime
Persian Chicken with Turmeric and Lime
  • prep: 45 min
  • cook: 45 min
  • total: 1 hr 30 min
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  • Summary

    A crisp cucumber and fresh herb salad makes a light yet vibrant companion to this golden dish. A squeeze of fresh lime juice and a dollop of yogurt added at the finish lends a lovely citrus tang and a touch of creaminess.

    Ingredients

    • 1 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs or breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces
    • 1 medium onion, halved, thinly sliced
    • 2 teaspoons ground turmeric
    • 3 large garlic cloves, finely chopped, plus 1 garlic clove, smashed
    • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice, plus 8 wedges for serving (3–4 limes total)
    • 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
    • 2 1/4 teaspoons ground cumin, divided
    • 1 3/4 teaspoons kosher salt, divided, plus more
    • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, divided
    • 1 cup basmati rice
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1 cup plain yogurt (optional)
    • 1 English hothouse or large standard cucumber, peeled if desired, quartered lengthwise, cut crosswise into 1/2" pieces (about 2 cups)
    • 1 cup (packed) herb leaves, such as mint, cilantro, and/or dill
    • 1/3 cup shelled unsalted pistachios, coarsely chopped
    • Sumac (for serving; optional)

    Instructions

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 4
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 380 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 16 g 24.2%
    • Saturated Fat: 2 g 10.5%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 1 mg 0.42%
    • Sodium: 911 mg 37.94%
    • Calcium: 93 mg 9.35%
    • Potassium: 117 mg 3.35%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 2 mg 11.15%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 50 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 2 g 8%
    • Sugar: 4 g
    • Protein: 10 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 1 g
    • Vitamin A 5.37%
    • Vitamin C 7.5%
    • Vitamin D 5%
    • * 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 - Fat3
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch3
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat0
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total2 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total1 oz-eq

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