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Zanzibar Chicken


This tangy and delicious chicken dish made with a variety of spices is best served with hot Chinese noodles.













Trans-fat Free


3 pounds chicken
thighs or drumsticks
2 teaspoons cinnamon
½ teaspoon cloves
½ teaspoon salt
1 x black pepper
freshly ground, to taste
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 each onions
1 each garlic
clove, crushed through a press
¾ cups orange juice
3 tablespoons raisins, seedless
cup almonds


Season chicken with cinnamon, cloves, salt and pepper. In a large frying pan, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add chicken, in batches if necessary, and cook, turning until browned, about 10 minutes. Remove and set aside.

Add onion to pan. Cook until soft, about 3 minutes. Add garlic and cook 1 minute longer. Return chicken to pan. Add orange juice and raisins. Cover, reduce heat and simmer 15 minutes until chicken is tender. Garnish with almonds.


* not incl. in nutrient facts

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been making this dish for over 10 years now and finally took a picture :)

about 8 years ago


and I always serve it with Basmati rice yummmm

about 8 years ago


Hmmm, yum :)

about 8 years ago

Has anyone tried to make this in an instant pot?

about 2 years ago

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 289g (10.2 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 51038% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 21g 33%
Saturated Fat 5g 26%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 202mg 67%
Sodium 394mg 16%
Total Carbohydrate 3g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars g
Protein 133g
Vitamin A 3% Vitamin C 21%
Calcium 6% Iron 18%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?


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