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Chicken Tagine

with Apricots and Pistachios
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Chicken Tagine

Chicken Tagine - Succulent and sweet one-pot meal

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Difficulty:
moderate
Difficulty
Preparation:
1 hr
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Calories:
537
calories
Calories

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Nutritional values

Chicken provides indispensable protein, pistachios provide carbohydrates and unsaturated fatty acids, apricots provide sweetness and, together with carrots, a lot of beta-carotene. This is necessary for growth, good vision, and beautiful skin.

Steam the vegetables in as little water as possible so that the vitamins in the cooking water are not lost. Cook only as briefly as necessary because heat contributes to vitamin loss.

1 serving contains
(Percentage of daily recommendation)
Calorie537 kcal(26 %)
Protein61 g(62 %)
Fat22 g(19 %)
Carbohydrates19 g(13 %)
Sugar added0 g(0 %)
Roughage10 g(33 %)
Vitamin A1.9 mg(238 %)
Vitamin D0 μg(0 %)
Vitamin E3.1 mg(26 %)
Vitamin B₁0.4 mg(40 %)
Vitamin B₂0.4 mg(36 %)
Niacin33.4 mg(278 %)
Vitamin B₆1.5 mg(107 %)
Folate46 μg(15 %)
Pantothenic acid2.8 mg(47 %)
Biotin14 μg(31 %)
Vitamin B₁₂0.7 μg(23 %)
Vitamin C19 mg(20 %)
Potassium1,472 mg(37 %)
Calcium199 mg(20 %)
Magnesium112 mg(37 %)
Iron5.3 mg(35 %)
Iodine26 μg(13 %)
Zinc2.7 mg(34 %)
Saturated fatty acids4.5 g
Uric acid498 mg
Cholesterol167 mg
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Ingredients

for
4
Ingredients
6 Chicken legs
1 teaspoon Hot ground paprika
2 teaspoons ground Cumin
1 pinch ground cloves
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground ginger
12 ounces onions
4 garlic
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 ¼ pints Chicken broth
2 pinches Saffron
4 carrots
3 stalks Celery
3 ounces dried Apricot
salt
peppers
2 ounces chopped Pistachio
How healthy are the main ingredients?
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Preparation

Kitchen utensils

1 Bowl, 1 Small bowl, 1 Measuring cups, 1 Cutting board, 1 Large knife, 1 Small knife, 1 Tablespoon, 1 Teaspoon, 1 Wooden spoon, 1 Peeler, 1 Lid, 1 Dutch oven (or tagine), 1 Plastic wrap

Preparation steps

1.
Chicken Tagine preparation step 1

Rinse chicken thighs and pat dry. Remove skin, then cut meat from bones and then into bite-sized pieces.

2.
Chicken Tagine preparation step 2

Coat chicken thoroughly with spice mixture, cover with plastic wrap and let marinate for 1 hour in the refrigerator.

3.
Chicken Tagine preparation step 3

Peel onions and cut into thin slices. Peel and mince the garlic.

4.
Chicken Tagine preparation step 4

Heat oil in a Dutch oven or tagine, then sear chicken on all sides until golden brown. Remove chicken and set aside.

5.
Chicken Tagine preparation step 5

Add onions and garlic to Dutch oven and cook over medium heat until translucent, about 3 minutes.

6.
Chicken Tagine preparation step 6

Return chicken to pot and pour in the broth.

7.
Chicken Tagine preparation step 7

Sprinkle in saffron threads and cook, partically covered, over low heat for 40 minutes, adding more broth as needed.

8.
Chicken Tagine preparation step 8

Peel carrots, cut in half diagonally and then lengthwise into quarters.

9.
Chicken Tagine preparation step 9

Rinse celery, pat dry, and remove any strings. Cut celery into approximately 2-inch pieces. After the chicken mixture has been cooking for 15 minutes, add celery, carrots, and apricots to the pot and continue cooking. Season with salt and pepper, sprinkle with pistachios, and serve.