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Kazakh Lemon Chicken















Trans-fat Free, Low Carb


1 tablespoon olive oil
6 pounds whole chicken
two birds
2 teaspoons ginger
1 teaspoon paprika
3 cloves garlic
1 each onions
¼ teaspoon saffron threads
½ teaspoon nutmeg
2 teaspoons salt
2 tablespoons black pepper
2 cups chicken broth
1 cup green olives
4 tablespoons lemon zest


Heat olive oil in a roasting pan and place chickens, breast down in the pan.

Combine ginger, paprika, garlic, onion, nutmeg, saffrom, salt and pepper in a bowl.

Rub this mixture onto the chickens and season to taste. Add enough water to cover chickens halfway.

Cook on High heat until boiling.

Remove pan from heat and place in 400℉ (200℃). oven. Bake, uncovered, for 30 mins.

Turn chickens and continue baking until tender andamp; golden brown, approx. 25 minutes. Move chickens to serving platter.

Place pan on stove top and bring the chicken juices to a boil.

Add olives and lemon rind.

Reduce heat to Low and simmer 5 minutes.

Spoon sauce over chickens and serve.


* not incl. in nutrient facts

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York, United States
 over 7 years ago

Hi, I used this recipe and my chicken didn't come out very well, what did i do wrong?

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 227g (8.0 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 57262% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 39g 61%
Saturated Fat 11g 54%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 161mg 54%
Sodium 519mg 22%
Total Carbohydrate 1g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Sugars g
Protein 97g
Vitamin A 14% Vitamin C 6%
Calcium 5% Iron 17%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?


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