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    Nigella Lawson Chicken & Apricot Masala

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    24 hrs 45 mins

    24 hrs

    45 mins

    nomnom's Note:

    Another Nigella recipe that I got off nytimes.com and have yet to try. Again, I omitted the oil called for in the recipe. (If you have no prob using oil, she calls for 1/4 cup peanut oil to be heated in the saute pan with the cinnamon stick)

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      Soak apricots overnight in 2 cups cold water, or cover with 2 cups hot water and soak until swollen and softened, 2 to 3 hours.
    2. 2
      Prepare masala: In a small bowl, combine hot pepper flakes, cumin, coriander, cloves, cardamom, garlic and ginger.
    3. 3
      Add 1/4 cup water, and stir to make a paste.
    4. 4
      Set aside.
    5. 5
      In a large sauté pan over medium heat, heat cinnamon stick.
    6. 6
      Add onions and salt, and sauté until onions begin to soften, 2 to 3 minutes.
    7. 7
      Add masala, and stir.
    8. 8
      Add chicken, and stir for about 5 minutes.
    9. 9
      Add apricots and their soaking liquid, diced tomatoes and diluted tomato paste.
    10. 10
      Cover and simmer until chicken is cooked through, about 30 minutes.
    11. 11
      Check cooking liquid about halfway through; if chicken is covered with liquid, remove cover for remainder of cooking.
    12. 12
      Transfer to a large bowl, sprinkle with cilantro and serve hot.

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    Nutritional Facts for Nigella Lawson Chicken & Apricot Masala

    Serving Size: 1 (397 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 341.8
     
    Calories from Fat 29
    68%
    Total Fat 3.3 g
    5%
    Saturated Fat 0.8 g
    4%
    Cholesterol 131.6 mg
    43%
    Sodium 586.5 mg
    24%
    Total Carbohydrate 22.5 g
    7%
    Dietary Fiber 3.5 g
    14%
    Sugars 16.0 g
    64%
    Protein 54.6 g
    109%

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    cloves

    cardamom pods

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