Saffron Chicken with Chickpeas and Almonds Recipe

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Submitted by sailingchef

Makes 4 servings



Variation of Djaj Qdra Touimiya - Moroccan. Can be made a day in advance and reheated. Serve with rice or couscous.

Recipe Ingredients for Saffron Chicken with Chickpeas and Almonds

2 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts
2 tbsp olive oil
3 medium onions
1/4 tsp saffron threads
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 ground black pepper
15 1/2 oz. chickpeas, drained and rinsed
3/4 cup almonds, blanched
1/2 cup Italian parsley
2 tbsp lemon juice, fresh squeezed

Recipe Directions for Saffron Chicken with Chickpeas and Almonds

  1. Put chicken, oil, and 1 onion, finely chopped in a large pan and cover with water. Add saffron, cinnamon, pepper, and almonds. Bring to a boil, then turn down heat and simmer for about an hour. Lift our chicken and cut into serving pieces.

  2. Add the rest of the onions, finely chopped, parsley, and chickpeas. Boil for about 10 minutes or until the onions are soft and the sauce considerably reduced. Return the chicken to the sauce to heat through.

  3. To serve, arranges chicken pieces on a serving dish, cover with the chickpeas, almonds, and the sauce, and drizzle lemon juice over the dish.

Categories

Chicken, Main Dish, Middle Eastern, Moroccan, Boil

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 459.5g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
824
Calories from Fat
247
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
27.4g
42%
Saturated Fat
3.3g
16%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
132mg
44%
Sodium
399mg
17%
Potassium
1262mg
36%
Total Carbohydrates
79.8g
27%
Dietary Fiber
23.2g
93%
Sugars
16.2g
Protein
72.7g
Vitamin A 14% Vitamin C 40%
Calcium 20% Iron 46%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B+
  Good points
  • Low in saturated fat
  • Low in sodium
  • High in dietary fiber
  • High in manganese
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