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Persian Chicken Pilaf W/ Apricots, Orange And Almonds

Type: Chicken, Poultry
Serves: 4 people

Recipe Ingredients

3 tablespoons 45mlExtra virgin olive oil
1 lb 454g / 16ozBoneless - skinless chicken
  Breast - in 1/2" pieces
1 teaspoon 5mlPaprika
1/2 teaspoon 2.5mlCinnamon
1   Cardamom
1   Onion - chopped (large)
1   Pkg
2 cups 125g / 4.4ozReduced sodium chicken
1/2 cup 118mlDried apricots
2 tablespoons 30mlGrated orange zest
1/2 cup 46g / 1.6ozSlivered almonds - toasted --
  Till fragrant
  Chicken rice pilaf mix

Recipe Instructions

**NOTE - Obviously the recipe recommends using Near East Pilaf mix, but any packaged mix will do. We use the Mahatma Saffron Rice mix, which is a little less than 6.25 oz, but it still turns out great. Toss chicken with paprika, cinnamon and cardamom. In large nonstick skillet, heat 2 Tbsp olive oil over medium heat.

Add the chicken, cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from skillet, set aside. In same skillet, heat remaining 1 Tbsp olive oil over medium heat.

Add onion; cook 8 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in rice pilaf mix, contents of Spice Sack, broth, apricots, and orange zest; bring to a boil. Cover; reduce heat to low. Simmer 15 minutes. Stir in reserved chicken and almonds.

Cover; continue to simmer 5 to 10 minutes or until liquid is absorbed.

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