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Apricot Chicken

Savor an Indian-inspired dish rich in fiber, protein, calcium and flavor.


    4      tablespoons olive oil
    1      large onion, cut in half lengthwise and thinly sliced
    1/2   teaspoon minced garlic
    1/2   teaspoon chili powder
    1/2   teaspoon ground cinnamon
    1/2   teaspoon ground cumin
    1/4   teaspoon ground cloves
    1/2    teaspoon ginger powder
    1       pound boneless, skinless chicken breast, cubed
1 1/2    tablespoons tomato paste
    3/4   cup hot water
    20    dried apricots
    2      tablespoons sugar
    1      teaspoon kosher salt
    4      cups cooked brown rice

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 40 minutes

Heat olive oil in a large sauté pan over medium heat. Add onion and garlic; sauté until onion is soft but not brown, about 10 minutes. Add the next five ingredients (chili powder through
ginger powder) and sauté for 2 more minutes, or until spices are fragrant.

Add chicken to onion mixture and cook, stirring occasionally, until the chicken is no longer pink, approximately 10 minutes. Meanwhile, combine tomato paste and water in a separate bowl; stir until tomato paste is completely dissolved.

When chicken is cooked, add the tomato-paste mixture, apricots, sugar and salt and bring to a simmer. Reduce heat, cover and cook for 20 minutes, or until chicken is tender. Spoon apricot-chicken mixture over rice and serve.

Nutritional information per serving (1 cup rice and 1 cup chicken): 572 calories, 27% fat (17 grams), 50% carbohydrate, 23% protein, 7 g fiber, 4 mg iron, 69 mg calcium, 31 mcg folate.

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