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Chicken Breasts With Fruity Saffron Sauce

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  Chicken breast fillets 4 , skinned
  Tomato puree 1 Tablespoon
  Plain low fat runny yoghurt 3 Tablespoon
  Garlic pulp 1 Teaspoon
  Garam masala 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Ground fennel seeds 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Ground cardamom seeds 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Fat free fromage frais 4 Tablespoon
  Ground almonds 1 Teaspoon
  Chili powder 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Lemon juice 1 Tablespoon
  Salt To Taste
  Saffron strands 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Corn oil 1 Tablespoon
  Bay leaf 1
  Cinnamon stick 1
  Sultanas 1 Ounce (30 Gram)
  Flaked almonds 1 Ounce (30 Gram)

1. Using a sharp knife, make 2 slashes into each chicken breast without cutting right: through. This will help the flavours and the heat to penetrate.
2. In a bowl, blend together the tomato puree, yoghurt, garlic, garam masala, fennel, cardamom, fromage frais, ground almonds, chilli powder, lemon juice, salt to taste, and the saffron with 4 tablespoons of water.
3. Heat the oil in a deep frying pan and fry the bay leaf and cinnamon stick for about 30 seconds. Then add the sauce mixture together with 150
ml / 1/4 pint water and bring to the boil. Pour this over the top of the chicken breasts and leave to marinate for about 1 hour.
4. Preheat the oven to 190°C/375°F/gas 5. Place the chicken with the sauce in a heatproof dish and sprinkle over the sultanas and almonds. Cook in the preheated oven for 15-20 minutes.

Recipe Summary

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Main Dish
Stir Fried

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 924 Calories from Fat 387

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 44 g68.3%

Saturated Fat 3 g15.2%

Trans Fat 0.1 g

Cholesterol 2.7 mg0.9%

Sodium 552.1 mg23%

Total Carbohydrates 45 g14.9%

Dietary Fiber 8 g31.9%

Sugars 25.2 g

Protein 95 g189.8%

Vitamin A 19.4% Vitamin C 22.4%

Calcium 26.3% Iron 20%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Chicken Breasts With Fruity Saffron Sauce Recipe