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Chicken with dates

Author uglyducklingbakery


  • 1 lb boneless chicken breasts or thighs
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 shallots, chopped or sub a red onion
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp turmeric
  • tsp nutmeg
  • tsp ginger powder
  • 1 ½ cup chicken broth or water
  • 6 dates, pitted
  • juice of 1/2 lemon
  • ¼ cup chopped nuts almonds are traditional here


  • Optional: saute the chicken until lightly browned, then remove from pan.
  • Saute the shallots on low heat until soft.
  • Add spices and toast until fragrant (30-60sec).
  • Add the chicken broth, chicken, and some salt and pepper to the pan. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to a simmer, cover, and cook for about 15 minutes until internal temperature reaches 165F.
  • Add dates and lemon juice and cook uncovered for about 10 minutes until the sauce has thickened.
  • Salt and pepper to taste.
  • Serve over couscous or rice, and sprinkle with nuts.