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Author: Chris Jacob

Welcome to the Gourmet Chicken Series. Today we bring you Moroccan Chicken.

Moroccan cuisine is considered as one of the most diverse cuisines around the globe. The reason is because due to Morocco;s interaction with the outside world throughout time. The cuisine of Morocco is a mix of Berber, Moorish, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean and African cuisines. The cooks in the royal kitchens of Fez, Meknes, Marrakech, Rabat and Tetouan refined Moroccan cuisine over the centuries and created the basis for what is known as Moroccan cuisine today.

2 tbsp. butter
2 tbsp. vegetable oil
2 Broiler-fryers cut into pieces
2 chopped medium onions
1 chopped clove garlic
1 cup ground almonds
1 tbsp. dried basil
1/2 tsp. pepper
1/2 cup honey
1-1/2 cups of chicken broth
2 tbsp. corn starch
1 lemon for juice

1. In a casserole heat butter and vegetable oil and brown chicken.
2. Season with salt and pepper and remove.
3. In the remaining fat cook onions and garlic until translucent.
4. Add next 4 ingredients, cook over gentle heat stirring until well mixed.
5. Combine the broth and corn starch and add to the contents of the casserole over high heat.
6. Cook and stir sauce thickens.
7. Remove from heat and stir in lemon juice.
8. Replace chicken, spooning sauce over chicken.
9. Bake in covered preheat oven at 350º for 1 hour.


About the author: Chris Jacob

Born 25th December 1981 in Melbourne, Australia, Chris (also known as CJ) graduated from Monash University in 2003 after completing Bachelor degrees in Commerce and Business Systems. He went on to co-own a Computer Troubleshooters franchise which also introduced him to the opportunities of writing for the News Corp, mX newspaper and Metro News in Australia. He continues in that jounalistic capcity today. He sold the business in late 2005 allowing him to pursue other opportunities both around Australia and abroad. At last check he was involved in global enterprises covering bereavement and business broking, writng a couple of books, becoming an art ditributor and developing an education platform for the new millenium. Chris can always be found having a good time on the dance floor and at any good restaraunt around town usually with a wine in his hand. He currently has no permanent residence but still calls Australia home.

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