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Grilled Chicken with Fennel and Apricots

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Course Main
Cuisine American
Keyword chiciken with fennel, chicken with apricots
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 604kcal
Author Maria Vannelli RD

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon fennel seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon coriander seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon black peppercorns
  • 4 pounds chicken parts (legs, thighs and/or breasts) with skin on 1.8 kg
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil separated
  • 1 bulb fennel cut into wedges (8-10 depending on the size)
  • 4 peaches fresh, pitted and halved (leave the skin on) [can also use apricts]
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 lime cut into wedges
  • 2 tablespoons fennel fronds
  • 1 tablespoon chives fresh, chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Preheat your indoor or outdoor grill.
  • Set temperature to high, make sure to oil the grates of your grill.
  • Crush the spices together with the help of a mortar and pestle (a pepper grinder also works).
  • Rub 2 tablespoons of the olive oil over the entire chicken pieces.
  • Rub the spices over the entire chicken, both over and under the skin.
  • Season with salt and pepper.
  • Place the seasoned chicken on the grill, close the lid and reduce the temperature to medium low.
  • Turn frequently until cooked.
  • In the meanwhile, rub 1 tablespoon olive oil on the fennel wedges and place on the grill. Cook until tender, approximately 6-10 minutes, depending on the size of the wedges.
  • Brush cut side of peaches with last tablespoon of olive oil.
  • Place peaches (or apricots) cut side down on greased grill.
  • Close lid cover and grill until peaches have softened, approximately 6-10 minutes, depending on the size of the peaches.
  • Remove chicken, fennel and peaches from the grill and place on a large serving platter.
  • Drizzle with honey.
  • Garnish with lime wedges, fennel fronds and chopped chives.

Notes

Please keep in mind that the nutritional information provided below is just a rough estimate and variations can occur depending on the specific ingredients used. 
*adapted from Ricardo Cuisine

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 604kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 39g | Fat: 40g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 154mg | Sodium: 167mg | Potassium: 771mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 13.8% | Vitamin C: 22.7% | Calcium: 5.8% | Iron: 14.5%