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Moroccan Style Chicken with Carrot and Orange Salad

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  Ground cinnamon 2 Teaspoon
  Coriander 1 Teaspoon
  Olive oil 1 Tablespoon
  Onion 1 , thinly sliced
  Pine nuts 3 Tablespoon
  Raisins 3 Tablespoon
  Lemon juice 1 Tablespoon
  Boneless skinless chicken thighs 8
  Carrots 14 Ounce, grated (400 Gram)
  Oranges 2
  Mixed salad leaves 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Coriander 1 Cup (16 tbs), chopped

1) Pre-heat oven to 190C/fan 170C/gas mark 5.
2) Slit open the chicken thighs and create enough space to add a spoonful of stuffing into each thigh.
3) Mix 1 teaspoon of the cinnamon with the cumin and coriander in a small bowl. Keep it aside

4)To make the stuffing, in a frying pan, heat the oil.
5) Add the onion, saute till they become soft and colored.
6) Then add the pine nuts, saute till they are slightly toasted.
7) Now add the spice mix, raisins and half the juice of lemon. Stir through for a minute and remove the pan from heat.
8) Stuff a spoonfull of the mixture into each chicken thigh. Close the chicken meat with the stuffing in it. Fasten each thigh with a couple of cocktail sticks.
9) Place the chicken thighs in a non-stick roasting tin with the cocktail sticks facing down. Squeeze the remaining lemon juice over and sprinkle spice mix over them. Place the tin inside the oven.

10) Bake for 30 to 35 mins until the chicken is cooked, tender and golden.
11) To make the Salad; first put the carrots into a bowl.
12) Then, remove the zest and pith from the oranges using a sharp knife. Cut into segments between membranes. Put them inside the bowl with the carrots.
13) Scatter the reserved cinnamon and a pinch of black pepper over the bowl and toss.

14) Take 4 plates, divide the salad leaves between and spoon over the salad.
15) Place the chicken by the side. Sprinkle the coriander leaves over the plates. Serve.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Side Dish
Preparation Time: 
60 Minutes
Cook Time: 
45 Minutes
Ready In: 
105 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 416 Calories from Fat 168

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 19 g29.7%

Saturated Fat 2.9 g14.7%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 133.9 mg44.6%

Sodium 171.5 mg7.1%

Total Carbohydrates 35 g11.8%

Dietary Fiber 7.6 g30.4%

Sugars 20.7 g

Protein 31 g61.9%

Vitamin A 342.7% Vitamin C 84.6%

Calcium 11.1% Iron 16.5%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Moroccan Style Chicken With Carrot And Orange Salad Recipe