Fresh orange juice and cinnamon infuse this winter squash and chicken stew. Tzimmes (pronounced "tsim-iss") can also be made with brisket and is often served during the Jewish New Year. A fairly sweet dish, it's said to offer wishes for a sweet year ahead. Source: EatingWell Magazine, September/October 2007

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

  • Place squash, prunes, garlic, shallots, cinnamon, oregano, thyme, 1/2 teaspoon salt and pepper in a large bowl and mix well. Transfer to a 9-by-13-inch baking dish. Sprinkle chicken with the remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt and place on top of the vegetables. Mix broth, orange zest and juice in a small bowl and pour over the chicken. Cover the baking dish with foil.

  • Bake for 40 minutes. Uncover and continue baking until the vegetables are tender and the chicken is cooked through, basting often, about 1 hour more.


Tip: For quicker prep, look for cubed butternut squash in your market's produce section.

Nutrition Facts

346 calories; 11.3 g total fat; 3.1 g saturated fat; 100 mg cholesterol; 451 mg sodium. 960 mg potassium; 33 g carbohydrates; 5.1 g fiber; 4 g sugar; 30.7 g protein; 17238 IU vitamin a iu; 39 mg vitamin c; 55 mcg folate; 110 mg calcium; 4 mg iron; 88 mg magnesium;

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