Plum and Amaranth Chicken

Plum and Amaranth Chicken
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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 223.2
  • Total Fat: 5.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 59.7 mg
  • Sodium: 457.6 mg
  • Total Carbs: 23.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 4.8 g
  • Protein: 19.5 g

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Introduction

This low-fat, aromatic chicken dish is slow cooked, mildly sweet, and colorful: perfect for the cool late summer evenings in Seattle. This low-fat, aromatic chicken dish is slow cooked, mildly sweet, and colorful: perfect for the cool late summer evenings in Seattle.
Number of Servings: 8

Ingredients

    1 slice bacon, diced
    8 boneless, skinless chicken thighs
    1 cup dry amaranth grain (can also use quinoa)
    2 cups chicken stock (or water)
    1 cup water
    1 tblsp. cider vinegar
    1 cup pitted and smashed plums (with skin)
    1 large onion, diced
    4 cloves garlic, minced
    1 tblsp. fresh fennel seed, grinded
    1 tblsp. ground cloves
    2 star anise (optional)
    1 tsp. salt
    1 tsp. freshly ground black pepper

Directions

Preheat oven to 350.

In a large pan on the stovetop, saute one fat slice of bacon over medium heat, allowing it to "sweat" out its flavor and fat. When a thin layer of oil is present, add the chicken thighs-- let cook on one side for 10 minutes and flip.


Add onions, garlic, and plums and mix with chicken. Saute together and let cook for 10 minutes or until onions are glossy.

Add stock, water, vinegar, salt, pepper, fennel seed, star anise (which you don't want to eat, you just add it for flavor), cloves, and amaranth. Cover pan and turn up heat to high. When rapidly boiling, remove pan from stovetop and transfer to the oven. Let cook for 60 minutes, until amaranth is soft.

Serves 8 people. Enjoy!

Number of Servings: 8

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user LADYZHERRA.

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