Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Chicken with spinach and prunes

So, Persians have made this meal and of course, this is our version of it.

1 medium onion diced
1/2 kg chicken filet (breast or thigh) diced
2 bunches of spinach (or more if you like) roughly chopped
The juice of a lemon
1 tbsp sugar
A handful of prunes (pitted is better)
Salt and pepper to taste
Spices (we used turmeric, cumin and a bit of chili)

1. Soften the onion in about 4 tbsp of hot oil in a large pot
2. Add the chicken and brown slightly. Season with your favourite spices, salt and pepper to taste.
3. Add the spinach and stir (the pot will be full from the spinach but don't be overwhelmed, spinach reduces considerably once cooked).
4. Once it has reduced a little, add the lemon juice and the sugar (you can leave the sugar out if you like. We added brown sugar to balance the sourness of the lemon).
5. Stir and throw in the prunes (you can add these last minute if you'd prefer them a little harder - we like them quite soft so we add them at this point).
6. Add about 1/2 cup of water or stock , bring to boil then reduce heat and let simmer for about 30 minutes or until the water has consumed to the desired point (juicy or less juicy) and the chicken is thoroughly cooked.

We served it on a bed of basmati rice.

1 comment:

  1. qué rico salió Azi! nos encantó, gracias! besitos..


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