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Roast Chicken With Dried Fruit And Almonds

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Roast Chicken With Dried Fruit And Almonds is perfect for all the all the chicken lovers out there. This flavors and texture of this chicken dish is simply irresistible. Try this brilliant Roast Chicken With Dried Fruit And Almonds recipe!
Ingredients
  Olive oil 7 Tablespoon, divided
  Onions 3 Pound, thinly sliced
  Pitted prunes 1 Pound, halved
  Pitted dates 12 Ounce, halved
  Dried apricot halves 10 Ounce
  Sugar 3 Tablespoon
  Ground cinnamon 1 Teaspoon
  Chickens 9 Pound, rinsed and patted dry
  Turmeric 1 Teaspoon, divided
  Water 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Blanched slivered almonds 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), toasted
Directions

Heat 6 tablespoons olive oil in heavy large skillet over medium high heat.
Add onions and saute until deep golden brown, about 30 minutes; sprinkle with salt and pepper.
Transfer onions to large bowl; mix in prunes, dates, apricots, sugar, and cinnamon, do ahead can be made I day ahead.
Cover and chill.
Preheat oven to 350CF.
Spread fruit mixture over bottom of large roasting pan.
Tuck chicken wing tips under.
Rub each chicken with 1/2 tablespoon remaining olive oil and 1/2 teaspoon turmeric.
Sprinkle each with salt and pepper; place chickens, side by side, atop fruit mixture.
Pour 1 1/2 cups water around chickens.
Roast chickens 1 hour.
Turn pan around; add more water to fruit mixture by 1/4 cupf uls if beginning to dry.
Continue to roast chickens until brown and juices run clear when thigh is pierced, about 45 minutes.
Transfer chickens to carving board; let stand 10 minutes.
Spoon fruit onto platter; top with chickens and any accumulated juices.
Sprinkle with almonds and serve.

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
French
Course: 
Side Dish
Method: 
Roasted
Ingredient: 
Chicken
Servings: 
34

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