Moroccan Chicken and Almonds

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Moroccan Chicken and Almonds
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
485
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.

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
21g
33%
Sugar
16g
N/A
Saturated Fat
2g
12%
Cholesterol
64mg
21%
Protein
33g
65%
Carbs
44g
15%
Vitamin A
38µg
4%
Vitamin B12
0.2µg
3%
Vitamin B6
1mg
48%
Vitamin C
4mg
6%
Vitamin D
0.9IU
0.2%
Vitamin E
7mg
36%
Vitamin K
9µg
11%
Calcium
140mg
14%
Fiber
12g
47%
Folate (food)
78µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
78µg
20%
Iron
3mg
16%
Magnesium
114mg
28%
Monounsaturated
12g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
10mg
48%
Phosphorus
395mg
56%
Polyunsaturated
4g
N/A
Potassium
824mg
24%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.4mg
24%
Sodium
884mg
37%
Thiamin (B1)
0.2mg
11.7%
Zinc
2mg
14%

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