North African Braised Chicken

Aromatic spices bring tantalizing goodness to this feast.



  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 medium onion, thinly sliced and separated into rings
  • 1 cup California raisins
  • 1/2 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
  • 1 cup reduced sodium Chicken Broth
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • Hot cooked couscous


Heat oil in large skillet or pot with tight fitting lid. Season chicken with salt and add to skillet; cook over medium-high heat for about 5 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Remove from skillet and set aside. Add onions to skillet; cook, stirring frequently, for 5 to 10 minutes to soften. Stir in raisins and seasonings. Return chicken to skillet and arrange onions on top. Add broth and wine; cover and simmer over low heat for 1 hour. Uncover and simmer for 15 minutes more to reduce sauce. Serve chicken and sauce over couscous.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories 360 (26% from fat); Total Fat 11g (sat 2.5g, mono 5g, poly 2g, trans 0g ); Cholesterol 70mg; Protein 27g; Carbohydrate 34g; (Dietary Fiber 3g; Sugars 30g; ); Iron 2mg; Sodium 390mg; Calcium 42mg; Potassium 586mg

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