Persian Chicken Pilaf
Chicken Pilaf Poultry
Last updated 6/12/2012 12:50:34 AM. Recipe ID 11987. Report a problem with this recipe.
Title: Persian chicken pilaf
Yield: 4 Servings
3 tb Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 lb Boneless, skinless chicken breast in 1/2" pieces
1 ts Paprika
1/2 ts Cinnamon
1 pn Cardamom
1 lg Onion, chopped
6 1/4 oz Pkg Chicken Rice Pilaf Mix *
2 c Reduced sodium chicken broth
1/2 c Dried apricots
2 tb Grated orange zest
1/2 c Slivered almonds, toasted till fragrant
* Obviously the recipe recommends using Near East Pilaf mix, but any
packaged mix will do.
Toss chicken with paprika, cinnamon and cardamom. In large nonstick
skillet, heat 2 Tbsp olive oil over medium heat. Add the chicken,
cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from skillet, set
aside. In same skillet, heat remaining 1 Tbsp olive oil over medium
heat. Add onion; cook 8 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in rice
pilaf mix, contents of Spice Sack, broth, apricots, and orange zest;
bring to a boil. Cover; reduce heat to low. Simmer 15 minutes. Stir
in reserved chicken and almonds. Cover; continue to simmer 5 to 10
minutes or until liquid is absorbed.
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