Chicken and Rice With Almonds and Dried Cherries Recipe

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Ingredients (13)

  • 1 whole chicken, cut into 8 pieces (2 thighs, 2 drumsticks, 4 breast pieces), or 2 pounds mixed chicken pieces
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 (2-inch) cinnamon stick
  • 1 medium onion, chopped (about 1 cup)
  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds
  • 1/2 cup dried cherries
  • 3 dried hot red chilies (such as chile de arbol)
  • 2 cups basmati rice (or other long-grain rice), rinsed until water runs clear
  • 2 2/3 cups low-sodium homemade or store bought chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves and fine stems
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh mint leaves
  • Hot sauce like harissa or mango pickle (optional)

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