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Chicken Palaw - Country Living

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Category: Poultry, Main Dish

 Ingredients List

  • 1 1/4 c Basmati or other long-grain
  • -white rice
  • 1 1/2 ts Salt
  • 1/4 c (1/2 stick) butter
  • 3 tb Olive oil
  • 2 lg Carrots; cut into 1/8
  • -inch-thick julienne strips
  • 2 Whole boneless skinless
  • -chicken breasts; cut into
  • -2-inch chunks
  • 1/4 c Apple juice
  • 1 tb Curry powder
  • 1/4 ts Ground coriander
  • 1/4 ts Ground cumin
  • 2 tb Dark seedless raisins
  • 2 tb Shelled natural pistachios
  • 2 tb Sliced blanched almonds;
  • -lightly toasted


Just a few recipes from Country Living I downloaded and wanted to share.

1. In heavy 5-quart Dutch oven, heat 2 quarts water to boiling over high
heat. Stir in rice and 1 t salt; return to boiling and cook, uncovered, 10
minutes. (Rice will not be completely cooked. Drain rice thoroughly in

2. In same pan, melt butter with 2 tablespoons oil over low heat. Spoon
half of hot rice into pan and press down with the back of spoon to make a
firm layer that covers bottom of pan. Spoon remaining rice loosely on top
of bottom layer, then top this with carrot strips. Cover top of pan with a
linen towel (folded so edges are not near heat source) and a tight lid.
Cook 35 to 40 minutes or until the bottom layer of rice forms a crisp,
golden crust. (After 20 minutes, check to see if a crisp, golden crust is
forming by lifting bottom layer of rice gently with a fork. If crust is not
forming, increase heat slightly.)

3. Meanwhile, in large skillet, saute chicken in remaining 1 T oil over
medium heat until golden on all sides. Add apple juice, curry powder,
coriander, cumin, and remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt; stir until chicken is
coated with spices. Cook, stiffing frequently, until chicken is cooked
through and liquid has evaporated-about 5 minutes.

4. To serve, in large bowl, combine the steamed top part of rice (reserving
the bottom crust) with carrots, the raisins, pistachios, and almonds; toss
to blend. Spoon rice mixture onto individual plates or serving platter and
top with chicken mixture. Break bottom rice crust into pieces and place
around plate. Serve immediately.

Nutrition information per serving-protein: 63 grams; fat: 34 grams;
carbohydrate: 50 grams; fiber: 3 grams; sodium: 508 milligrams;
cholesterol: 183 milligrams; calories: 766.

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