Moroccan Chicken and Almonds

Moroccan Chicken and Almonds
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Moroccan Chicken and Almonds
Almond Board of California

Moroccan Chicken and Almonds

This easy chicken dish comes together in just minutes. If you're in the mood for a little exotic flair, then this recipe is the ticket. Slivered almonds, dried apricots, and cinnamon bring a distinct Moroccan flavor to an everyday staple.

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4
Servings
360
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 2/3 Cups slivered almonds
  • 1 1/4 Cup sliced onions
  • 2 large cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
  • One 14 1/2-ounce can chicken broth
  • 1/2 Cup dried apricot halves
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8-1/4 teaspoon cayenne
  • One 15 1/2-ounce can chickpeas, drained
  • Salt, to taste
  • Couscous, cooked, for serving

Directions

Heat the oil in a large, nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add the almonds. Cook and toss until lightly browned, 3-5 minutes. Remove the almonds with a slotted spoon and set aside.

Increase the heat to medium-high. Add the onions and garlic to the skillet. Cook and toss for 2 minutes. Add the chicken breasts. Cook for 5 minutes, stirring the onions and turning the chicken once.

Add the broth, apricots, cinnamon, and cayenne. Cover, reduce the heat to medium, and cook for 5 minutes. Remove the cover, mix in the chickpeas, and simmer to reduce slightly. Season with salt, to taste. Serve over couscous.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
18g
26%
Sugar
35g
39%
Saturated Fat
10g
42%
Carbohydrate, by difference
52g
40%
Protein
2g
4%
Vitamin A, RAE
2µg
0%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
1µg
1%
Calcium, Ca
237mg
24%
Choline, total
2mg
0%
Fiber, total dietary
7g
28%
Folate, total
2µg
1%
Iron, Fe
3mg
17%
Magnesium, Mg
55mg
17%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Phosphorus, P
21mg
3%
Sodium, Na
77mg
5%
Water
54g
2%
Zinc, Zn
3mg
38%

Moroccan Shopping Tip

Choose raw fruits, vegetables, and meats, and unprocessed foods.

Moroccan Cooking Tip

Substitute butter for olive oil, and bake, broil, or grill instead of fry.