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Dried Fruit, Chicken, and Bulgur Pilaf

Makes: 6 servings
Prep 20 mins Slow Cook 2 hrs  (low)
Tunisian Dried Fruit, Chicken and Bulgur Pilaf
Ingredients
  • 2  teaspoons  canola oil
  • 1 1/4  pounds  skinless, boneless chicken breast halves, cut into bite-size strips
  • 1/2  cup  coarsely chopped onion (1 medium)
  • 1  teaspoon  garam masala
  • 1 1/2  cups  bulgur
  • 1/2  medium  lemon, seeded and thinly sliced
  • 3/4  cup  pitted dried plums, quartered
  • 1/3  cup  golden raisins
  • 1/2  teaspoon  ground ginger
  • 1/2  teaspoon  ground cinnamon
  • 1/4  teaspoon  ground allspice
  •  Pinch  cayenne pepper
  • 1 14 1/2 ounce can  reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 1/4  cups  water
  • 1/3  cup  coarsely chopped or slivered almonds, toasted*
  •  Fresh mint leaves, thinly sliced
  •  Finely shredded lemon peel
Directions

1. In a large skillet heat oil over medium heat. Add chicken, onion, and garam masala; cook and stir until chicken is browned on all sides and onion is tender.

2. In a 3 1/2- or 4-quart slow cooker combine the chicken mixture, bulgur, lemon slices, plums, raisins, ginger, cinnamon, allspice, and cayenne pepper. Pour broth and the water over mixture in cooker.

3. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 2 hours. Stir in almonds.

4. To serve, sprinkle each serving with mint and lemon peel.

From the Test Kitchen*
  • To toast nuts, preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spread nuts in a shallow baking pan. Bake for 5 to 10 minutes or until light brown, watching carefully and stirring once or twice.
Nutrition Facts (Tunisian Dried Fruit, Chicken and Bulgur Pilaf)
  • Servings Per Recipe 6,
  • cal. (kcal) 321,
  • Fat, total (g) 6,
  • chol. (mg) 55,
  • sat. fat (g) 1,
  • carb. (g) 41,
  • Monosaturated fat (g) 3,
  • Polyunsaturated fat (g) 2,
  • fiber (g) 9,
  • sugar (g) 9,
  • pro. (g) 29,
  • vit. A (IU) 146,
  • vit. C (mg) 12,
  • Thiamin (mg) 0,
  • Riboflavin (mg) 0,
  • Niacin (mg) 13,
  • Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 1,
  • Folate (g) 20,
  • Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (g) 0,
  • sodium (mg) 235,
  • Potassium (mg) 577,
  • calcium (mg) 61,
  • iron (mg) 2,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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