Chicken with Olives

Chicken with Olives
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Chicken with Olives
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Servings Prep Time
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Ingredients
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Instructions
  1. Brown the chicken.
  2. Add the garlic and fry in abundant olive oil.
  3. Stir frequently until golden.
  4. Add the chopped dates and olives. Stir so the olives release their juices.
  5. Add wine.
  6. Cook the chicken with the olives.
  7. Add broth or water to prevent drying.
  8. Stir in the mashed almonds at the end.
  9. Add salt to taste.
Place: Sevilla, Spain
Personal Background:

Soledad was born in the Triana district in Seville. She enjoys slowly simmered home cooked food. She criticizes the pressure cooker, saying that everything you put in gets spoiled. It is a shame not to have enough time to make most slow cooked stews.

Recipe’s Personal Background How did you learn this recipe? She learned the recipe from her mother. She says it is a very old recipe.
Is there some memory/historical event connected to this recipe? She doesn’t know.
Personal reference to tradition transmitted by relatives (preparing together, sharing, eating together etc.)? The recipe is from Triana.
She describes the recipe as very old but cannot identify the its origin.
The transmission of the recipe has been from generation to generation, from mothers to daughters.
She learned it from her mother, who learned it from her grandmother.
Mediterranean Background Any tradition this receipe is connected to? If yes, which one? Can you describe it? No
Any Festivity this recipe is connected to? If yes, which one? Can you describe it? This recipe is usually made at Christmas. Also for special days when you have more time to make it. Sometimes she would prepare it when the entire family gathers, since her grandchildren like it.

Is your recipe connected to the territory you live in? Is it strictly linked to the specificity of the agricultural environment?

It seems that the recipe is typical of Triana. It is common that people from the neighbourhood would make it in the seasons previously described.
Regarding the connection to the territory, I would highlight the ingredients (garlic, olive oil, olives, and almonds) as elements of the territory it comes from.
Also the use of frying at the beginning of the recipe as a cooking technique. In that area it is common to fry elaborations with plenty of olive oil.
Season (season this food is linked to) Winter, Christmas
Ingredient Nutritional Importance Health Benefits
Chicken This white meat or low fat meat is a good source of a balance of fat profile. The protein is high quality with all the essential amino acids. Low fat meat is a healthy source of animal protein. It helps with the development of our body structure and has good quality iron.
Olives with anchovies Olives are a very energetic fruit, with a very low carbohydrate content but high in monounsaturated fats, like olive oil. An important part of the MD pyramid, its daily consumption benefits our organism with the MD advantages.
Dates Dates have a great amount of simple carbohydrates, with a high glycemic index. There have an important amount of fibre and potassium. Fruit is a basic food of the MD along with vegetables.
Almonds Almonds, like all nuts, have a profile that contains a great amount of minerals, is rich in fiber and contains a good fat profile similar to olive oil. Its fat profile is considered as healthy as the monounsaturated fats of olive oil to prevent heart diseases. Its consumption must be moderate to prevent energy imbalances
Whole garlic Bulb vegetable rich in potassium and contains vitamin C. It does not provide much energy but is valued for its micronutrients and phytochemical components. Classify as a bulb vegetal, it has hypotensive and vasodilator properties.
Wine Wine is a drink that contains alcohol that is lost when cooked. It contains flavonoids and other micronutrients that have a positive impact on good. Obviously, its major proportion of nutrient is water. Wine is one of the most ancient drinks of the Mediterranean culture. Its benefits include heart protector, antioxidant and other health impacts are demonstrated with a small daily consumption.
Black pepper Spices are always a good source of minerals. Like olives and garlic, spices in our recipes is part the of the key success of variety and quality of the Mediterranean Diet.
Salt This product is rich in sodium and cloridium, is a great flavour enhancer It is obviously rich in sodium. A moderate consumption is healthy, but high proportions can cause health problems. Be attentive with salty products.
Additional information
Is it suggested to eat this meal if you suffer from some disease? If yes, for which one? Yes, iron deficiency. The consumption of meat is recommended to increase blood iron concentrations.
What is the primary base with which your food is prepared? Is this a derivative of oil or another base? Chicken as the major ingredient and all the other important MD ingredients and their benefits: garlic, onion, herbs, olives, olive oil, etc.
What nutrition related illnesses or deficiencies are common in your area? Are there holistic or nutrition based remedies connected to these aliments? No, there is no treatment based on this recipe.

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