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Chicken with Dried Fruits

8 Reviews
88% would make this recipe again

Preparation : 20 min Cooking : 45 min
260 calories/serving
  • Can be done in advance
  • Can be frozen
  • Very easy
  • Gluten Free
  • Lactose Free
  • Halal
  • Kosher
  • Kid-friendly
  • Diabetes-friendly
  • Artery-healthy
  • Heart-healthy

Ingredients

aluminum foil
8 dried apricots 1/3 cup
15 pitted prunes 1/2 cup
2/3 cup water 170 mL
2 tbsp olive oil 30 mL
1/2 onions, finely chopped 100 g
3/4 tsp ground cinnamon 2 g
8 chicken drumsticks 900 g
3/4 tsp turmeric 2 g
salt [optional]
ground pepper to taste [optional]
1/4 cup slivered almonds [optional] 18 g

Before you start

Keep the serving plates warm on the stove while you're preparing the dish.

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 175 °C /350 °F. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.
  2. In a small bowl, start macerating the apricots and prunes in the water before continuing with the recipe.
  3. Heat half of the oil in a pan over medium heat. Add the onion and sauté until it is softened and slightly golden-coloured, about 5 min. Transfer the onion to a large bowl and set aside.
  4. Pour the remaining oil into the pan. Sprinkle the chicken legs with the turmeric then put them in the pan and season with salt and pepper. Sauté the chicken until it is slightly golden-coloured, 7-8 min. Transfer the chicken to the bowl with the cooked onions. Mix in the macerated fruits, with the juice and cinnamon. Mix well, then spread the coated chicken mixture evenly onto the prepared sheet.
  5. Cook in the middle of the oven until the chicken is golden-brown, 45-50 min. Add a little water if needed to make sure that the environment remains moist throughout the cooking.
  6. Sprinkle with almonds (optional) and serve.

Nutrition Facts Table

per 1 Serving (160g)

Amount

% Daily Value

Calories

260

Fat

11 g

18 %

Saturated 0.7 g
+ Trans 0 g

3 %

Cholesterol

70 mg

Sodium

0 mg

0 %

Carbohydrate

17 g

6 %

Fibre

3 g

12 %

Sugars

13 g

Protein

24 g

Vitamin A

6 %

Vitamin C

4 %

Calcium

2 %

Iron

7 %

Servings of Canada's Food Guide

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to :
Vegetables and Fruits : 1 ¼ servings
Grain Products : 0 serving
Milk and Alternatives : 0 serving
Meat and Alternatives : 1 ¼ servings

Claims

This recipe is :
Free  :
Added Sugar, Sodium, Trans Fat
Low  :
Saturated Fat
Source of  :
Fibre, Iron, Manganese, Potassium, Vitamin A, Vitamin B6, Vitamin D, Vitamin E, Vitamin K
Diet-related health claims  :
Heart-healthy

DIABETES Exchange

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to :
Food Group Exchanges
Fruits 1
Vegetables ½
Meat and Alternatives 3
Fats 1

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8 Reviews (6 with rating only ) 88% would make this recipe again
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minjeong
march 18, 2013 | I would make this recipe again

I didn't have any prunes so I substituted dates instead. The dish was delish! Even my picky 2 year gobbled it up!

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juliapurdy
march 15, 2012 | I would make this recipe again

Delicious! Loved the dried fruit mixed with flavors of cinnamon and tumeric! Definitely a keeper!

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minjeong
march 18, 2013 | I would make this recipe again

I didn't have any prunes so I substituted dates instead. The dish was delish! Even my picky 2 year gobbled it up!

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juliapurdy
march 15, 2012 | I would make this recipe again

Delicious! Loved the dried fruit mixed with flavors of cinnamon and tumeric! Definitely a keeper!

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