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Lemon and saffron chicken

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Lemon and saffron chicken


  • Place a pot over high heat and add 2-3 tablespoons olive oil.
  • Cut the chicken into 10 portions and add them to the pot, skin-side down, until they are golden brown.
  • Coarsely chop the onion and add it to the pot.
  • In a blender add the turmeric, the cumin, the cinnamon, the coriander, the garlic, the lemon peels, the ginger cut into pieces, 3-4 tablespoons olive oil, and beat very well until they become a paste.
  • Add the paste to the pot, and mix.
  • Add the sugar, the saffron, the apricots cut into thin slices, the olives, the water, the canned tomatoes, the chicken stock, and mix.
  • Cover with the lid and simmer over low heat for 30-40 minutes.
  • Serve with the basmati rice, the yogurt, lemon slices, fresh coriander, the saffron, and olive oil.
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Nutrition information per portion

Calories (kcal)
10 %


Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.

Total Fat (g)
9 %

Fatty Acids

Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.

Saturated Fat (g)
6 %

Saturated Fats

Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.

Total Carbs (g)
4 %


The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.

Sugars (g)
9 %


Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.

Protein (g)
48 %


It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.

Fibre (g)
14 %


They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

Sodium (g)
12 %


A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily

*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.

*The nutritional chart and the symbols refer to the basic recipe and not to the serving suggestions.

*To calculate nutritional table data, we use software by Nutritics logo

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