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Moroccan Style Chicken with Preserved Lemons

Moroccan Style Chicken with Preserved Lemons


¼ cup olive oil
12 (6 lbs.)
chicken breasts, boneless
3 onions, sliced
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 Tbsp. paprika
¾ tsp. ground ginger
½ tsp. ground black pepper
24 oz. chicken broth
preserved salted lemons
¾ cup Spanish olives
¾ cup
cilantro leaves

1. Heat oil in large sauté pan. Brown chicken on both sides; do not cook through. Remove from pan.

2. Saute onion and garlic in pan drippings just until onions are softened.

3. Stir in paprika, ginger and pepper; cook 1 minute.

4. Add broth and deglaze pan.

5. Rinse and separate lemons into pieces. Remove pulp from peel; add peel to skillet. Bring to a simmer then transfer mixture into large roasting pan.

6. Place chicken, olives and half the cilantro over lemon-onion mixture. Cover and back at 350°F for 20-30 minutes or until internal temperature of chicken is 170°F. Stir in remaining cilantro.

Photo and recipe: Sunkist Growers

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