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    Lemon Honey Pistachio Chicken With Apricot Rice

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    45 mins

    5 mins

    40 mins

    Annacia's Note:

    Made with traditional ingredients used throughout most of North Africa but somehow it has the taste of Morocco to me. My best shot is that it's an old recipe that has been modernized to suite current tastes.

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    1. 1
      Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
    2. 2
      In a small mixing bowl combine the lemon juice, pistachios and honey and mix together.
    3. 3
      Season the chicken breast with salt and pepper. Sear the chicken in a saute pan over the medium heat until golden brown on both sides.
    4. 4
      Add the lemon honey pistachio mixture onto the tops of the chicken. Place in the oven and cook for 15 minutes.
    5. 5
      In a heavy bottom pot with a lid, melt the butter over medium low heat. Add the onions and orzo and cook until golden brown, or until the orzo smells nutty.
    6. 6
      Add the rice and stir to coat with onions and orzo, add the stock, orange zest, saffron, dried apricots, raisins and season with salt.
    7. 7
      Bring the rice mixture to a boil. Stir once and cover with the lid. Bake in the oven for 15 minutes.
    8. 8
      Remove from the oven and rest on the stove top for 10 minutes with the lid on. Add the chopped scallions and fluff into the rice using a fork.
    9. 9
      To serve, spoon the apricot rice onto a plate and top with the lemon honey pistachio chicken.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on December 12, 2012


      Delighfully different and really delicious! The rice is so fragrant with the orange and apricot and the chicken is just wonderful with the honey and pistachios and the lemon. I love the way that the two dishes are baked in the oven and ready in the same amount of time. I have never made rice in the oven before, but it was so much more tender that way. Will definitely make this dish again. Made for Make My Recipe Reunion, December, 2012.

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    Nutritional Facts for Lemon Honey Pistachio Chicken With Apricot Rice

    Serving Size: 1 (283 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 1141.8
    Calories from Fat 311
    Total Fat 34.6 g
    Saturated Fat 9.5 g
    Cholesterol 108.0 mg
    Sodium 156.4 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 160.5 g
    Dietary Fiber 8.9 g
    Sugars 41.8 g
    Protein 50.4 g

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