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Persian Chicken Pilaf

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Category: Poultry

 Ingredients List

  • 3 tb Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 lb Boneless, skinless chicken
  • -breast in 1/2" pieces
  • 1 ts Paprika
  • 1/2 ts Cinnamon
  • 1 pn Cardamom
  • 1 lg Onion, chopped
  • 6 1/4 oz Pkg Chicken Rice Pilaf Mix *
  • 2 c Reduced sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 c Dried apricots
  • 2 tb Grated orange zest
  • 1/2 c Slivered almonds, toasted
  • -till fragrant


* Obviously the recipe recommends using Near East Pilaf mix, but any
packaged mix will do.

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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