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Mediterranean Sweet and Sour Chicken

 

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Recipe

Mediterranean Sweet and Sour Chicken

A sweet and sour chicken made with lots of fruit and some apricot jam. The flavors work wonderfully and are particularly warm and comforting.

Times

  • Prep Time : 10 min
  • Cook Time : 50-55 min
  • Ready Time : 1 hour

Servings

6-8 Servings

Ingredients

  • 3 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon lemon pepper
  • 3 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 3 teaspoons onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs for a vegetarian option substitute chicken for tofu, tempeh or seitan
  • 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, divided
  • 3 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil SAUCE
  • 2 1/2 cups cups diced onions SAUCE
  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed SAUCE
  • 2 tablespoons Agave SAUCE
  • 4 tablespoons balsamic vinegar SAUCE
  • 15 pitted prunes, chopped SAUCE
  • 1/2 cup raisins SAUCE
  • 2 cups orange juice SAUCE
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tbsp all fruit apricot jam SAUCE
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tbsp hot water SAUCE
  • 4 cups vegetable broth SAUCE
  • 3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice SAUCE
  • 1 teaspoon salt SAUCE

Directions

1. Combine all the spices in a small bowl

2. In a large bowl, coat chicken thighs with 2 tablespoons of olive oil and rice vinegar. Add spice mix and using your hands, rub it on the chicken until it’s all well coated.

3. In a large skillet, heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Add chicken and cook at medium-high heat, 3-4 minutes per side. Set aside

4. In a large soup pot, heat 3 tablespoons of olive oil. Add diced onions and crushed garlic. Cook over medium heat for about 4 minutes. Add agave nectar and balsamic vinegar and cook for an additional 4 minutes.

5. Add prunes, raisins and orange juice.

6. In a small bowl, combine apricot jam and hot water and stir until the jam has dissolved. Add to the soup pot

7. Add vegetable broth, lemon juice and salt. Cook at medium-high heat for 5-7 minutes.

8. Add chicken, reduce heat and simmer for 25-30 minutes

9. ENJOY! From May I have that recipe

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Close your eyes for a second. Imagine a gigantic blender in front of you. Add a piece of Spain, a chunk of Lebanon, a splash of Israel and a hint of America. Turn it on. Blend until smooth and voila! What do you get? Identity crisis? Not quite… (ok, maybe a little bit). But mostly, you get us. Confused? Keep reading and you’ll understand.

We were born and raised in Barcelona, Spain and now live in a small town on the East Coast of the United States ( I know what you're thinking.... why??? we will go ahead and say it, we blame our husband for that one).  Our parents are Lebanese - Syrian Jews . Our mom cooked the best, most flavorful, comforting home cooked meals you could ever imagine. Moving away from that, now that was a challenge.

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Enjoy!

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3 Responses to Mediterranean Sweet and Sour Chicken

  1. Am excited to see new recipes

  2. avatar says: n gold

    Hi, As a devoted reader of this site, I just wanted to request that calorie counts be added to your recipes. Many readers have special dietary needs such as diabetes, gallbladder problems, celiac, etc. This information would be invaluable to them, allowing them to make more informed and healthful decisions about meal planning.

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