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      RECIPE TITLE "Moroccan Spice Braised Chicken with Dates and Almonds Recipe"
    Source: McCormick®
    courtesy of: Cooking.com

    yieldsServes 8 time --- difficulty easy

    Traditional North African ingredients, such as dates and almonds, bring sweetness and texture to the golden-colored sauce. Cinnamon's sweet-hot flavor accents this dish.

      RECIPE INGREDIENTS

    3 1/2 pounds chicken pieces
    3 tablespoons flour
    2 tablespoons olive oil
    1 large onion, halved, and cut into 1/4-inch slices
    1 1/2 teaspoons McCormick® Ground Cinnamon
    1 teaspoon McCormick® Ground Cumin
    1/2 teaspoon McCormick® Ground Ginger
    1/2 teaspoon McCormick® Turmeric
    1 can (14 1/2 ounces) chicken broth
    2 tablespoons lemon juice
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    1 cup pitted and quartered dates, (about 6 ounces)
    1/3 cup whole blanched almonds

      RECIPE METHOD

    Coat chicken with flour. Heat oil in a large deep skillet or Dutch oven over medium heat. Add half of the chicken; brown about 5 minutes per side. Remove from skillet. Repeat browning step with remaining chicken, adding onion. Return all chicken to skillet.

    Combine cinnamon, cumin, ginger, and turmeric in a small bowl; add to chicken. Stir to evenly coat chicken and onions with spices; sauté 1-2 minutes.

    Stir in broth, lemon juice and salt; bring to a boil over medium heat. Reduce heat to medium-low. Stir in dates and almonds and cook, covered, for 20 minutes. Uncover and simmer another 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

    Recipe reprinted by permission of McCormick®. All rights reserved.

      Nutrition Facts
    Makes 8 servings
    Facts per Serving
    Calories: 647 Fat: 42g Carbohydrates: 23g
    Cholesterol: 170mg Sodium: 521mg Protein: 45g
    Fiber: 0 g % Cal. from Fat: 58% % Cal. from Carbs: 14%

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