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Moroccan Chicken

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  Chickens 2 Small
  Olive oil 3 Tablespoon
  Lemons 2
  Chicken stock 1⁄2 Pint
  Cooking apples 3 Small
  Saffron 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Cinnamon 3 Teaspoon
  New potatoes 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Salt To Taste
  Pepper To Taste

To be prepared in advance, ask the poulterer to cut up 2 small chickens as for a fricassee.
Heat 3 tablespoons olive oil in a frying pan, fry the chickens, a few pieces at a time, until golden brown on all sides.
Put the pieces as they are browned into a warmed dish which has a cover.
Cut 2 lemons into thin slices, removing any pips; scatter the slices over and around the chickens.
Peel, core and cut in quarters 3 small cooking apples; arrange them around the chickens.
Mix 1/4 pint hot chicken stock with 1 1/2 teaspoons saffron and 3 teaspoons cinnamon.
Pour over the chickens.
Salt and pepper.
Cover the chickens with a piece of tinfoil the size of the dish.
Put the cover on the dish and place in a previously heated moderate oven 350°F, Reg 4 for about 30 or 40 minutes.
The chicken must not be quite done.
As it is cooking, add some of the remaining 1/4 pint of chicken stock if it seems dry.
Put aside to cool, leaving it covered, and when sufficiently cold place in the refrigerator until the next day.
(This can be done the same morning if you prefer.)Reheat slowly in the oven 350°F, Reg 4 for another 20 minutes or until the chicken is done when you test it with a fork.
In the meantime peel and boil small new potatoes, drain them and arrange them around the chicken before serving.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
40 Minutes
Ready In: 
55 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 607 Calories from Fat 376

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 42 g64.3%

Saturated Fat 11.4 g56.9%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 188.1 mg62.7%

Sodium 290.8 mg12.1%

Total Carbohydrates 9 g2.8%

Dietary Fiber 2 g8.1%

Sugars 2.9 g

Protein 47 g94.9%

Vitamin A 7.5% Vitamin C 24.2%

Calcium 5.2% Iron 14.4%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Moroccan Chicken Recipe