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Braised Chicken in Carrot Juice

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This braised chicken is really good! The carrot juice and spices give it a very exotic yet affordable taste. You can even make it for a casual dinner party because it is so different! Serve it with mashed potatoes, roasted potatoes or rice.
Ingredients
  Chicken pieces 8 Medium (4-thighs; 4- legs)
  Dates 8 Medium, seeded, chopped
  Carrot juice 15 Fluid Ounce (1 bottle)
  Chicken stock 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Red onion 1 Large, sliced thinly
  Salt 1 Teaspoon (to taste)
  Pepper 1 Teaspoon (to taste)
  Ginger powder 1 Teaspoon
  Cinnamon powder 1 Teaspoon
  Cumin 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Olive oil 1 Tablespoon
  Couscous 1 Cup (16 tbs), cooked (FOR SERVING)
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Rinse and pat dry the chicken thighs and legs with a paper towel.
2. Season the pieces with salt and pepper.
3. Prepare the other ingredients according to the list.
4. Cook the couscous in water. Set aside.
5. Preheat the oven to required temperature.

MAKING
6. In a braising pan, heat olive oil. Brown the chicken and remove it.
7. Drain off the excess fat.
8. Pour a little chicken stock to deglaze the pan.
9. Put the onions, stir and let it cook for 2 minutes.
10. Return the chicken pieces to the pan.
11. Add the carrot juice, chicken stock, pepper, sage, cumin, ginger, cinnamon and dates. Stir to mix.
12. Bring it to a boil and cover.
13. Place it in the oven for 30 minutes.

SERVING
14. On a serving plate, serve it with cooked couscous.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Main Dish
Taste: 
Savory
Method: 
Braising
Ingredient: 
Chicken
Preparation Time: 
5 Minutes
Cook Time: 
45 Minutes
Ready In: 
50 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 689 Calories from Fat 127

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 14 g21.8%

Saturated Fat 3.1 g15.4%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 210.9 mg70.3%

Sodium 833.5 mg34.7%

Total Carbohydrates 64 g21.4%

Dietary Fiber 6.2 g24.9%

Sugars 16.7 g

Protein 73 g146.2%

Vitamin A 51.6% Vitamin C 27.6%

Calcium 12.1% Iron 26.2%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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