Fennel Chicken Mediterranean Style with carrots, raisins and olives is a very easy, one pot meal recipe for any day of the week. It is seasoned with cinnamon, cumin and smoked paprika for an irresistible and flavorful chicken dish.

Fennel Chicken Mediterranean Style with Carrots, Raisins and Olives

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 3
Calories: 303
Author: Edyta
Fennel Chicken Mediterranean Style with Carrots, Raisins and Olives is a very easy, one pot meal for any day of the week. It is seasoned with cinnamon, cumin and smoked paprika for an irresistible and flavorful chicken dish.
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Ingredients

  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 1 tbsp olive oil extra virgin
  • 1 tbsp butter unsalted
  • 3 carrots sliced
  • 1 fennel our into squares
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 1/4 cup olives green
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 2/3 cup chicken stock
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika + a little bit of Spanish smoked paprika
  • Salt & Pepper
  • 1 tbsp Italian parsley chopped
  • 1 tbsp basil chopped

Instructions

  • Heat up an olive oil and butter in a skillet;
  • Season chicken breast with salt, pepper, and sweet smoked paprika on both sides;
  • Once the pan is hot, seared the chicken on both sides for about 4 minutes until nicely golden brown;
  • Remove the chicken from the pan and add fennel and carrots; Cook for about 7 minutes, stirring often;
  • Add cinnamon, cumin and smoked paprika (and a pinch of hot Spanish smoked paprika), stir and cook for about a minute;
  • Return the chicken to the pan with all the accumulated juices;
  • Add orange juice, chicken stock and raisins;
  • Cover and cook for 15 minutes;
  • Add olives and season with salt and pepper; taste and adjust any seasoning at this point;
  • Remove the chicken, slice it and place on a serving dish;
  • Top the chicken with vegetables and sauce, sprinkle with basil and parsley and serve with couscous or crusty bread. Enjoy

Notes

Even though there are 2 chicken breasts used in this recipe the serving size is for 3 people. If you want to use this recipe for 2 people the calories count would be 454 calories. 
 

Nutrition

Calories: 303kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 59mg | Sodium: 459mg | Potassium: 1035mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 10725IU | Vitamin C: 35.1mg | Calcium: 76mg | Iron: 1.8mg