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Apricot Chicken with Grains of Paradise & Saffron Recipe

Grains of Paradise are less pungent than Black Pepper typical to most American kitchens but a bit stronger than White Pepper. They are citrusy and peppery at the same time, which is why we are in love with them at My Spice Sage! One of our staff members discovered through her travels that stews are very popular across the continent of Africa, where Grains of Paradise come from. We thought of some our favorite stewed dishes and loved the idea of paring the fruitiness of an Indian Apricot Chicken dish with our beloved citrusy Grains of Paradise. For the following recipe, you will need a slow cooker. This appliance is a worthwhile investment because it produces tender and delicious meats and poultry with little preparation time required. Prep your ingredients in the morning, throw them in the slow cooker and by the end of the day you will have a delicious gourmet meal that only looks like it was hard to make. Enjoy!

  • Yield:4-5

  • Level of Difficulty:Easy

  • Cook Time:6 Hours

  • Prep Time:20 Minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 generous pinch

    Saffron Threads

  • 2 tablespoons

    water

  • 1

    medium-size chicken

  • 3 tablespoons

    Coconut Oil

  • 1 large

    yellow onion roughly minced

  • 1

    Garlic Clove minced

  • One

    2-inch piece Ginger, peeled and minced

  • 3

    Tomatoes, diced

  • 1 cup

    low sodium Chicken Stock

  • 1 teaspoon

    Cinnamon Korintje Powder

  • 1 teaspoon

    ground Grains of Paradise

  • Fleur de Sel salt, to taste
  • 2 1/4 cups

    Marika Dried Apricots

Directions

Soak Saffron in water and set aside.

Cut whole Chicken into serving pieces, remove the skin and place Chicken into slow cooker basin.

Heat 3 tablespoons of Coconut Oil in a large saute pan on medium high heat.

Add minced Onion and constantly stir until it has browned for about 12 minutes.

Add Garlic and Ginger and stir for four minutes.

Add Cinnamon, Grains of Paradise, Chicken Stock, Water, Tomatoes and Fleur de Sel salt to taste, cooking for six minutes.

Pour mixture from pan over chicken, place lid on top of slow cooker and set anywhere from 6- 8 hours.

Cut dried Apricot pieces into quarters and set aside.

45 minutes before the stew has finished cooking, stir in the quartered Apricots and Saffron with water.

We recommend serving this Chicken Stew over Jasmine or Basmati Rice.

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