Moroccan Spice Braised Chicken with Dates and Almonds

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.

Serves: 8
15 mins Prep time 40 mins Cook time
15 mins Prep time
40 mins Cook time
  • Coat chicken with flour. Heat oil in large deep skillet or Dutch oven on medium heat. Add 1/2 of the chicken; brown about 5 minutes per side. Remove from skillet. Repeat with remaining chicken, adding onion. Return all chicken to skillet

  • Mix cinnamon, cumin, ginger and turmeric in small bowl; add to skillet. Cook and stir 1 to 2 minutes to evenly coat chicken and onion with spices

  • Stir in stock, lemon juice and salt. Bring to boil. Reduce heat to medium-low. Stir in dates and almonds; cover and cook 20 minutes. Remove cover; simmer 10 minutes longer, stirring occasionally. Serve with cooked rice or couscous, if desired

Nutrition information

(Amount per serving)

  • 386Calories: 386Cholesterol: 96mg
  • Sodium: 486mgProtein: 33g
  • Total Fat: 18gFiber: 3g
  • Carbohydrate: 23g