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Chicken with Sweet ’n’ Sour Fennel

Fennel is a great source of vitamins and minerals. Combine it with fresh veggies and chicken breast for a flavorful dish.
Chicken with Sweet ’n’ Sour Fennel

Chicken with Sweet ’n’ Sour Fennel

Coriander-Fennel Spice

In a spice grinder or clean coffee grinder, grind 1 tbsp fennel seeds and 4 tbsp coriander seeds. Store any leftovers in a clean glass jar. Try adding it to your favorite dishes or save it for the next time you make this savory meal. It will stay fresh for several months.

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  • 4Servings


  • 1 tbsp olive oil, divided

  • 4 4-oz boneless, skinless chicken breasts, pounded thin

  • 1 large fennel bulb, roughly chopped 

  • 1 large onion, roughly chopped

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced 

  • 3 medium tomatoes, diced

  • ¼ packed cup unsweetened raisins

  • 2 tbsp chopped capers

  • ¼ cup red wine vinegar

  • 2 tsp Coriander-Fennel Spice (see recipe)

  • 1 tsp dried oregano 

  • ¼ tsp fresh ground black pepper

  • 1 lb broccoli florets

  • 8 unsalted almonds, chopped 

  • Fresh oregano for garnish, optional


1. In a large skillet, heat 1 tsp oil on medium high. Add chicken and cook until browned and cooked through, about 3 minutes per side. Remove chicken, cover with foil and set aside. 

2. Add remaining 2 tsp oil to skillet. Add fennel, onion and garlic and cook for 3 to 4 minutes, until lightly browned. Stir in tomatoes, raisins, capers, vinegar, Coriander-Fennel Spice, dried oregano, black pepper and 1 cup water. Bring to a boil, then cover and reduce heat to a simmer. Add chicken to skillet and simmer for 3 to 4 minutes. 

3. Meanwhile, bring a 4-qt pot of water to a boil. Add broccoli, reduce heat to a slow boil and cook until al dente or until tender, about 2 to 4 minutes. Drain and set aside. 

4. Divide chicken, fennel mixture and broccoli among 4 serving plates. Sprinkle with almonds, dividing evenly. If desired, garnish with fresh oregano.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size: 1 chicken breast, 1 cup fennel mixture, 1½ cups broccoli
  • Calories: 277
  • Carbohydrate Content: 30 g
  • Cholesterol Content: 66 mg
  • Fat Content: 4.5 g
  • Fiber Content: 10 g
  • Protein Content: 34 g
  • Saturated Fat Content: 1 g
  • Sodium Content: 315 mg
  • Sugar Content: 5 g
  • Monounsaturated Fat Content: 2 g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat Content: 1 g