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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; protein 30.7g; carbohydrates 33g; dietary fiber 5.1g; sugars 4.3g; fat 11.3g; saturated fat 3.1g; cholesterol 100.4mg; vitamin a iu 17237.9IU; vitamin c 38.7mg; folate 54.8mcg; calcium 109.7mg; iron 3.5mg; magnesium 88.3mg; potassium 960mg; sodium 451.2mg; thiamin 0.3mg.

2 starch, 1 fruit, 4 lean meat