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Orange Chicken Koresh Iranian

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“From Laura Kelley book, The Silk Road Gourmet; looks beautful; it is supposed to be Iranian; sweet and sour.”
1hr 30mins

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat sesame oil; saute chicken; remove chicken to a platter.
  2. Add onions to oil; add orange zest, cinnamon, cardamom, nutmeg, cumin, coriander, salt, and pepper; stir.
  3. Add chicken back; roll chicken around to coat in the spices.
  4. Add orange juice; bring to near boil; cook 20 minutes covered; stir occasionally so it doesn't burn.
  5. Cook on low until chicken becomes tender.
  6. Combine vinegar, lime juice, sugar, and saffron water in medium saucepan; heat for 10 minutes until hot; add orange segments; stir well.
  7. Add carrots, almonds and pistachio nuts to chicken mixture and cook for 15 minutes more.
  8. When done add lime juice mixture; stir.
  9. Garnish with herbs like cilantro.

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