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    Moroccan Chicken With Chickpeas and Apricots

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    45 mins

    15 mins

    30 mins

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      Combine spices in small bowl and set aside.
    2. 2
      Mince 1 strip lemon zest; combine with 1 teaspoon minced garlic and mince together until reduced to fine paste; set aside.
    3. 3
      Season both sides of chicken pieces liberally with salt and pepper.
    4. 4
      Heat oil in large heavy--bottomed Dutch oven over medium-high heat until beginning to smoke.
    5. 5
      Brown chicken pieces skin side down in single layer until deep golden, about 5 minutes; turn chicken pieces and brown on second side, about 4 minutes more.
    6. 6
      Transfer chicken to large plate; when cool enough to handle, peel off skin and discard.
    7. 7
      Pour off and discard all but 1 tablespoon fat from pot.
    8. 8
      Add onion and 2 remaining lemon zest strips to pot and cook, stirring 5 to 7 minutes
    9. 9
      Add remaining 4 teaspoons garlic and cook, stirring,about 30 seconds.
    10. 10
      Add spices and cook, stirring constantly,45 seconds to 1 minute.
    11. 11
      Stir in broth and honey, scraping bottom of pot with wooden spoon to loosen browned bits.
    12. 12
      Add thighs and drumsticks, reduce heat to medium, and simmer for 5 minutes.
    13. 13
      Add carrots, apricots, and breast pieces to pot, arranging breast pieces in single layer on top of carrots.
    14. 14
      Cover, reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer 10 to 15 minutes.
    15. 15
      Transfer chicken to plate or bowl and tent with foil.
    16. 16
      Add chickpeas to pot; increase heat to medium-high and simmer 4 to 6 minutes.
    17. 17
      Return chicken to pot and add garlic-zest mixture, cilantro, and lemon juice; stir to combine and adjust seasoning with salt and pepper.
    18. 18
      Serve immediately.

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    Nutritional Facts for Moroccan Chicken With Chickpeas and Apricots

    Serving Size: 1 (586 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 857.1
     
    Calories from Fat 417
    48%
    Total Fat 46.3 g
    71%
    Saturated Fat 12.4 g
    62%
    Cholesterol 187.1 mg
    62%
    Sodium 544.7 mg
    22%
    Total Carbohydrate 58.1 g
    19%
    Dietary Fiber 8.9 g
    35%
    Sugars 24.6 g
    98%
    Protein 53.6 g
    107%

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    lemon zest

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