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Tu B'Shvat Fruity Chicken - meat

Posted by : Lita Lotzkar

 Serves 4-6

 This dish both sweet and tart. As a bonus, if you remove  the skin and
 fat from the chicken, and exclude the  almonds, it's low-fat.

 You need:

 1 large onion
 1 tbsp oil
 1 chicken, quartered
 1/4 tsp ginger
 1/2 tsp cinnamon
 1/4 cup apricot jam
 1 cup orange juice
 juice of one lemon
 2 cups chicken broth or water
 1 cup prunes, pitted
 1 cup dried apricots
 1 cup roasted, unsalted almonds (1/2 cup chopped
   coarsely; 1/2 cup whole)
 salt and pepper to taste

 1. Chop the onion. Saute in large pot with oil until
    soft, but not browned.
 2. Remove skin and fat from chicken. While onion is
    cooking, mix ginger and cinnamon and sprinkle on chicken pieces.
 3. When onion is finished, place chicken in the pot, and brown on all sides.
 4. Add all other ingredients, but reserve the 1/2 cup whole almonds for a
 5. Cook over a low flame for at least 40 minutes, keeping an eye open to
    make sure there is enough liquid. Add more broth if necessary.
 6. Add salt and pepper to taste.
 7. Serve with rice and garnish with remaining almonds.

Variation: Skip the almonds and add different dried fruit, such as pears,
cherries, or currants. Also works well with  dried apples, if you also
substitute the orange juice for  apple juice. This also works well with
beef. Just cook  longer, and don't brown the meat in the beginning.

From:  Virtual Jerusalem, Ltd., 1995-1996  

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