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Orange Braised Chicken With Almond Sauce

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Ingredients
  Olive oil 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Onion 1 , finely chopped
  Garlic 2 Clove (10 gm), minced
  Allspice 1⁄4 Teaspoon, ground
  Skinless chicken legs/8 skinless thighs / drumsticks 2 Pound (4 Whole Legs)
  Chicken broth 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Salt To Taste
  Ginger cube 1 Inch, peeled, coarsely chopped (Fresh)
  Fresh jalapeno 2 , seeded
  Navel oranges 6 , pared, segmented
  Orange zest 1 Teaspoon, grated
  Almonds 4 Ounce, blanched
  Sugar 1 Teaspoon
Directions

MAKING
1) In a 4-quart saucepan, saute the onion over a medium-high heat for 5 minutes, until it begins to brown.
2) Stir in the garlic, allspice and chicken, then cook for about 2 minutes on each side.
3) Stir in the broth, bring to a simmer, add about 1 teaspoon salt, then cook covered over a very low heat for 45 minutes, until the chicken is thoroughly cooked.
4) In a food processor, process the ginger, jalapenos, orange zest, sugar, almonds and 1/2 teaspoon salt together until pureed. Remove in a bowl and keep aside.
5) Whisk the almond puree into the pan, turn off the heat, add the orange segments and season with salt to taste.

SERVING
6) Place the chicken on serving plates, spoon the almond sauce over the chicken and serve immediately.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
Italian
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Braising
Ingredient: 
Chicken
Interest: 
Gourmet
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
50 Minutes
Ready In: 
65 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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