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Ferran Adria’s Chicken

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Ferran Adria's Chicken
Ferran Adria is a famous Catlan chef most noted for his now closed restaurant El Bulli. He is considered by most to be the God Father of molecular cuisine but here is a down-to-earth chicken recipe with the flavors of the Mediterranean that anyone can make from this famous chef. And the best part is that you can make it with a rotisserie chicken from the store. It is one of my favorite recipes - Enjoy!
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1820 calories
125 g
692 g
38 g
235 g
8 g
1238 g
2879 g
7 g
0 g
24 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
1238g
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1820
Calories from Fat 340
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 38g
59%
Saturated Fat 8g
40%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 7g
Monounsaturated Fat 17g
Cholesterol 692mg
231%
Sodium 2879mg
120%
Total Carbohydrates 125g
42%
Dietary Fiber 2g
9%
Sugars 7g
Protein 235g
Vitamin A
188%
Vitamin C
47%
Calcium
23%
Iron
62%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 1 T extra virgin olive oil
  2. 1/2 c tawny port
  3. 1/2 c dried, pitted plums (aka prunes)
  4. 1/2 c dried apricots
  5. 1/4 c dried sour cherries (can substitute tart cherries)
  6. 2 T pine nuts
  7. 1, 1/2" strip lemon zest
  8. 1, 1/2" strip orange zest
  9. 1 cinnamon stick
  10. 2/3 c chicken stock
  11. 1, 3.5 # Rotisserie chicken, cut into 8 pieces and reserve juices (can sub 8 pieces of home roasted chicken, see notes)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 425*.
  2. Heat olive oil in a large saute pan on medium heat and add the dried fruits, pine nuts and zests. Saute until fruit is spotty brown and nuts are golden.
  3. Add cinnamon and port, cook 5 more minutes until syrupy.
  4. Add the chicken, stock, and reserved chicken juices. Turn to high heat and cook 5 minutes.
  5. Place chicken pieces in a tagine or baking dish that fits them snugly. Pour over sauce, cover tightly and bake for 10 - 15 minutes.
Notes
  1. Use your own home roasted chicken. Cut up a whole bird or use economical thighs. Just season with salt & pepper before cooking, use bone-in meat, and reserve the cooking juices.
  2. You can substitute dried mangoes for the apricots.
  3. The cherries can be omitted but its not as good in my opinion. If you do this add a few more apricots and plums to make up the volume.
  4. The pine nuts can be replaced by chopped macadamia or Brazil nuts or left out altogether. Any other type of nuts will just get too soft.
  5. Important: If you want to halve the recipe, say only use 4 thighs, don't halve the cooking liquid. It will boil out and become too dry. I also use all the fruit because it is so delicious.
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calories
1820
fat
38g
protein
235g
carbs
125g
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