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Friday, January 1, 2010

Easy Moroccan Chicken

Easy Moroccan Chicken

Easy Moroccan Chicken

Moroccan cuisine is considered as one of the most diverse cuisines around the globe. The reason is because due to Morocco’s interaction with the outside world throughout time. 

The cuisine of Morocco is a mix of Berber, Moorish, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean and African cuisines. The cooks in the royal kitchens of Fez, Meknes, Marrakech, Rabat and Tetouan refined Moroccan cuisine over the centuries and created the basis for what is known as Moroccan cuisine today.

Moroccan Chicken

Easy Moroccan Chicken 

2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 Broiler-fryers cut into pieces
2 chopped medium onions
1 chopped clove garlic
1 cup ground almonds
1 tbsp. dried basil
1/2 tablespoons pepper
1/2 cup honey
1-1/2 cups of chicken broth
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1 lemon for juice

In a casserole heat butter and vegetable oil and brown chicken. Season with salt and pepper and remove. In the remaining fat cook onions and garlic until translucent. Add next 4 ingredients, cook over gentle heat stirring until well mixed. Combine the broth and cornstarch and add to the contents of the casserole over high heat. Cook and stir sauce thickens. Remove from heat and stir in lemon juice. Replace chicken, spooning sauce over chicken. Bake in covered preheat oven at 350ยบ for 1 hour.

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