Chicken with Dried Fruits

Chicken with Dried Fruits

4 servings
Preparation 20 min
Cooking 45 min

260 calories per serving 


  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
1 pinch salt [optional]   0.1 g
  ground pepper to taste    
3/4 tsp ground cinnamon   2 g
8 chicken drumsticks, skin removed   900 g
3/4 tsp turmeric   2 g
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.


  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

Nutrition Facts

per 1 serving (160g)


% DV*

* DV = Daily Value




11 g

18 %

Saturated 0.5 g
+ Trans 0 g

3 %


70 mg


3 mg

0 %


17 g

6 %


3 g

12 %


13 g


24 g

Vitamin A

6 %

Vitamin C

4 %


2 %


8 %

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Servings of Canada's Food Guide

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to:

Vegetables and Fruit: serving
Grain Products: 0 serving
Milk and Alternatives: 0 serving
Meat and Alternatives: serving

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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 :
Artery-healthy, Heart-healthy

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This recipe is in the following categories: Poultry | Main courses/Entrées | Artery-healthy | Diabetes-friendly | Halal | Heart-healthy | Kosher | Low Saturated Fat | Low Sodium | Bake

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