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Spiced Chicken and Date Delight

Cook Time: 30 mins Total Time: 30 mins
  • 2 Chicken breasts (boneless, skinned, halved, flattened)
  • 1/2 cup Chicken stock
  • 12 Baby carrots (trimmed)
  • 1 cup Sweet onions (sliced)
  • 2 tbsp Honey
  • 2 tbsp Fresh lemon juice
  • 8 oz California dates (chopped)
  • 3 cup Cooked rice
  • 1/2 cup Slivered almonds (toasted)
  • 1/4 tsp Cumin (powder)
  • 1/4 tsp Cinnamon (ground)
  • 1/4 tsp Coriander (ground)
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric (ground)
  • 1/4 tsp Cayenne (ground)
  • Vegetable spray
  1. Mix together spices. 

  2. Dust the chicken with the ground spices, spray lightly with vegetable oil, and sprinkle with coarse salt. 

  3. In a heavy skillet, bring the chicken stock, carrots, and onions to a boil. Lower the heat and simmer for 5 minutes, or until the vegetables are tender-crisp. 

  4. Stir in honey, lemon juice, and dates. Simmer for 1 minute or until the mixture is hot.

  5. Meanwhile, grill, broil, or pan-fry the chicken for 5 minutes per side or until cooked through. 

  6. Remove chicken from heat and slice each fillet on the bias into thin strips. 

  7. Arrange the sliced chicken, date mixture, and sauce over the hot rice on a platter or individual serving plates. Sprinkle with the slivered almonds and garnish with green carrot tops.