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Chicken with Dried Fruit

Looking for more easy chicken recipes that are a bit out of the ordinary? Give this one a try!

This recipe makes a delicious sauce that I like to eat over rice.

The chicken is moist and flavorful.




Check that you have these staples at home

  • in the cupboard

    • raisins
    • cider vinegar
    • honey
    • ground nutmeg
    • whole wheat flour
    • salt
    • pepper

  • in the fridge or freezer

    • orange juice
    • chicken pieces (about 1 1/2 lbs/750 g)
    • butter

Get out your equipment

  • Essential

    • a saucepan
    • a paper or plastic bag
    • a skillet with a lid





    The recipe

    1 cup/250 mL raisins

    1 cup/250 mL orange juice

    2 Tbsp/30 mL cider vinegar

    1 Tbsp/15 mL honey

    1/4 tsp/1 mL nutmeg

    6 Tbsp/90 mL whole wheat flour

    salt

    pepper

    about 1 1/2 lbs/750 g chicken pieces

    4 Tbsp/60 mL butter



    Put the raisins, orange juice, vinegar, honey and nutmeg in a saucepan.
    Cook over medium-low heat for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

    Meanwhile, put the flour, salt and pepper in a plastic bag.

    Melt the butter in a skillet that has a cover.

    Place the chicken pieces in the bag, one at a time, and shake to coat them evenly with flour.

    Place the chicken pieces in the skillet.
    Brown them on all sides.
    Remove any fat from the pan.
    Pour the sauce over the chicken.
    Cover and simmer over medium-low heat until cooked (at least 20 minutes, probably more).




    Substitutions

    • Use white vinegar or red wine vinegar.

    • Use maple syrup instead of honey.

    • Use any flour (white, spelt, kamut, etc.) instead of whole wheat.

    Ideas for making this recipe your own

    • Use your favorite dried fruit. How about a combination of dried cranberries and apricots? Or dried blueberries and prunes? (Larger fruits like apricots and prunes will need to be cut into smaller pieces.)

    • I like cooking in cast iron pans. It is the world's best non-stick cookware!

    Tips

    • Use kitchen shears for cutting larger pieces of dried fruit.

    • Cooking time will vary widely, depending on the size and thickness of your chicken pieces. I like to use a meat thermometer to insure that the chicken is fully cooked. The thermometer should register 170F/77C in the white meat, and 185/85C in the dark meat.





    Looking for even more easy chicken recipes? Try these:

    • Orange Chicken with Rosemary
    • Parmesan Chicken

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