After searching the web for recipes that include carrot juice (had too much and nobody at home drinks it), I found two that used it with chicken. I decided to combine them both and got one of the best kitchen experiments in my life. Apricots can be substituted for dates if desired. Served it with saffron rice. Worth a try!


Recipe Summary

15 mins
40 mins
55 mins
8 servings


Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Mix flour, cumin, cinnamon, ginger, and salt together in a gallon-size resealable bag. Add chicken, seal bag, and shake to coat. Remove chicken and discard unused flour mixture.

  • Heat olive oil in a large pan or Dutch oven over medium heat. Cook and stir chicken in the hot oil, working in batches, until lightly browned, 3 to 4 minutes per side. Transfer chicken to a plate, reserving oil in the pan.

  • Saute onion and garlic in the same pan used for chicken until onion is translucent, about 10 minutes. Pour vinegar into the pan and bring to a boil while scraping the browned bits of food off of the bottom of the pan with a wooden spoon. Cook until most liquid is evaporated, 1 to 2 minutes.

  • Pour carrot juice into onion mixture and bring to a boil; cook until liquid is reduced by half, 10 to 15 minutes. Add dates, reduce heat, and simmer until liquid is 1/3 the amount as original amount, about 5 minutes. Reduce heat to low, add chicken, and simmer, gently stirring occasionally, until chicken is no longer pink in the center and carrot juice mixture is deep brown and thickened, 10 to 15 more minutes.

Editor's Note:

The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of the breading ingredients. The actual amount of the breading consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts

311 calories; protein 28.7g; carbohydrates 29.1g; fat 8.8g; cholesterol 65.8mg; sodium 403.2mg. Full Nutrition