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Nutrition Facts

Calories 418
  Calories from Fat 118 (28%)
(20%)Total Fat 13g
(11%)Saturated Fat 2g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 7g
(37%)Cholesterol 111mg
(15%)Sodium 356mg
(35%)Potassium 1216mg
Total Carbohydrate 29g
(41%)Dietary Fiber 10g
Sugars 7g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(93%)Protein 46g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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Moroccan Chicken and Lentils

Ingredients

  • 1 Tbs paprika

  • 2 tsp cumin

  • 2 tsp coriander

  • 1 tsp ground ginger

  • 1/2 tsp turmeric

  • 1/2 tsp black pepper

  • 2 Tbs olive oil

  • 1 large onion, sliced thinly

  • 5 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 1/2 lbs chicken breasts

  • 1/2 lb baby carrots (or sliced carrots)

  • 1 1/4 cups chicken stock

  • 1/2 cup dried lentils

A Moroccan spice blend unleashes a torrent flavor.

Directions

  • In a small bowl, combine paprika, cumin, coriander, ginger, turmeric, and black pepper to make the Moroccan spice blend. Set aside.
  • In a large skillet, heat olive oil. Add onions and garlic. Cook for 5 minutes over medium heat. Stir in spice blend and cook for an additional 3 minutes, stirring frequently so that the spices do not burn.
  • Add chicken, carrots, and chicken stock to the skillet. Bring to a boil, cover, reduce heat and simmer. Cook at least until the chicken is fully cooked, about 20 to 25 minutes. Longer simmering will increase the flavor.
  • Twenty minutes before you plan to eat (and after the chicken is fully cooked), remove chicken from skillet and set aside. Add lentils to the skillet, bring stock back to a boil, cover, and simmer about 15 more minutes until lentils are fully cooked but not mushy.
  • Shred or dice chicken and add back to the skillet. Stir to combine. Serve over rice or couscous.

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