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    African Almond Chicken (Libya)

    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    1 hrs 15 mins

    15 mins

    1 hrs

    lazyme's Note:

    This recipe originated in North Africa near Tripoli and not far from the Gulf of Sidra which is the Almond-growing area of Africa. From African Cookery by Annette Merson. Posted for ZWT6.

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    Ingredients:

    Servings:

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    • 3 lbs whole chickens
    • 1 (10 ounce) package frozen peas
    • 2 cups chicken stock
    • 1 tablespoon sherry wine
    • 1/2 cup almonds, chopped
    • 1 cup celery, diced
    • salt, to taste
    • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Boil chicken in water until tender - about 30 minutes.
    2. 2
      Take out and set aside to cool.
    3. 3
      Save 2 cups of the chicken stock.
    4. 4
      Debone the cooled chicken.
    5. 5
      Heat the oil.
    6. 6
      Then add the celery, peas, chicken stock, almonds, salt and sherry.
    7. 7
      Simmer 10 minutes.
    8. 8
      Thicken sauce with 2 tablespoons cornstarch mixed in 1/4 cup water.
    9. 9
      Add to sauce and bring to a boil until it thickens.
    10. 10
      Serve with noodles or a bowl of steaming rice.

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    Nutritional Facts for African Almond Chicken (Libya)

    Serving Size: 1 (481 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 784.6
     
    Calories from Fat 503
    64%
    Total Fat 55.8 g
    85%
    Saturated Fat 12.4 g
    62%
    Cholesterol 164.0 mg
    54%
    Sodium 480.0 mg
    20%
    Total Carbohydrate 18.5 g
    6%
    Dietary Fiber 5.4 g
    21%
    Sugars 7.1 g
    28%
    Protein 48.3 g
    96%

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