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Lemon Chicken With Olive And Pine Nut Sauce

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Prepare Marinade:
  • Combine olive oil, lemon, cilantro, ginger and red-pepper flakes in large plastic food-storage bag. Add chicken; seal bag; shake to coat chicken evenly. Refrigerate 6 hours or overnight, turning bag occasionally.

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  • Heat oven to 375 degrees F.

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  • Arrange chicken in 13 x 9 x 3-inch metal baking pan. Sprinkle with salt.

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  • Bake in 375 degree F oven for 45 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink near bone. Transfer to serving platter; keep warm.

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Meanwhile, prepare Olive and Pine Nut Sauce:
  • Pour drippings from baking pan into large measuring cup. Add 1/2 cup chicken broth to baking pan; stir with wooden spoon to loosen brown bits from bottom of pan. Add to drippings in cup. Let stand until fat rises to top.

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  • Spoon 2 tablespoons fat from drippings into medium-size skillet. Skim remaining fat from cup and discard. Add onion, ginger and garlic to skillet; cook over medium heat until onion is softened and golden, 1 to 2 minutes. Add olives, pine nuts, pepper flakes, saffron, lemon juice, honey and remaining 1 cup chicken broth; stir until well blended. Boil until sauce is reduced and thickened, about 7 minutes. Remove from heat; swirl in butter and cilantro just until butter is incorporated.

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  • Prepare Vegetable Couscous.

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  • Spoon Olive and Pine Nut Sauce over chicken. Serve immediately with Vegetable Couscous. Makes 6 servings.

Nutrition Facts (Lemon Chicken With Olive And Pine Nut Sauce)

730 calories; 32 g total fat; 7 g saturated fat; 96 mg cholesterol; 1071 mg sodium. 7 g carbohydrates; 41 g protein;

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  • Heat olive oil in medium-size skillet. Add sweet red pepper, carrot, zucchini, red onion, ground turmeric and saffron. Cook over medium heat until vegetables are tender, about 8 minutes. Stir in chicken broth; bring to boiling. Remove from heat. Place couscous in large bowl. Pour vegetable-broth mixture over couscous; toss gently to combine. Cover with plastic wrap; let stand 15 minutes before serving.

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