Seder Menu: Chicken Braised with Dried Fruit, Garlic and Olives

Author: Canadian Living

Warm spices and a sweet-and-sour sauce intensify the flavour of chicken. Garnish the platter with the garlic bulbs so guests can pluck out the tender cloves. Serve this dish with Baby New Potatoes.

  • Portion size 8 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: April 2003

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 4 lbs chicken pieces
  • 1 lb pearl onion
  • 1/2 cup green olive pitted
  • 1/2 cup dried apricot
  • 1/2 cup pitted prune
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon cracked black peppercorn
  • 1 1/2 cup chicken stock
  • 1/4 cup wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup red wine
  • 2 tablespoons liquid honey
  • 2 garlic heads

Method

In large Dutch oven, heat oil over medium-high heat; brown chicken, in batches. Transfer to plate.

Drain off fat from pan; reduce heat to medium. Add onions, olives, apricots, prunes, cinnamon sticks, bay leaves, salt, cumin and peppercorns; cook for 1 minute. Return chicken and any accumulated juices to pan.

In bowl, whisk together chicken stock, wine vinegar, red wine and honey; pour over chicken.

Slice tops off garlic; push down among chicken pieces. Cover and bring to boil; reduce heat to low and simmer until chicken is no longer pink inside, about 35 minutes. Discard bay leaves and cinnamon sticks. (Make-ahead: Let cool for 30 minutes. Refrigerate, uncovered, in airtight container until cold. Cover and refrigerate for up to 1 day. Reheat over medium heat.)

Nutritional facts <b>Per serving:</b> about

  • Sodium 725 mg
  • Protein 29 g
  • Calories 350.0
  • Total fat 15 g
  • Cholesterol 87 mg
  • Saturated fat 4 g
  • Total carbohydrate 25 g

%RDI

  • Iron 16.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 6.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 6.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 8.0
  • Vitamin C 12.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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