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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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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
Servings4
Calories Per Serving485
Total Fat21g33%
Sugar16gN/A
Saturated2g12%
Cholesterol64mg21%
Protein33g65%
Carbs44g15%
Vitamin A38µg4%
Vitamin B120.2µg3%
Vitamin B61mg48%
Vitamin C4mg6%
Vitamin D0.9IU0.2%
Vitamin E7mg36%
Vitamin K9µg11%
Calcium140mg14%
Fiber12g47%
Folate (food)78µgN/A
Folate equivalent (total)78µg20%
Iron3mg16%
Magnesium114mg28%
Monounsaturated12gN/A
Niacin (B3)10mg48%
Phosphorus395mg56%
Polyunsaturated4gN/A
Potassium824mg24%
Riboflavin (B2)0.4mg24%
Sodium884mg37%
Thiamin (B1)0.2mg11.7%
Zinc2mg14%