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      Title: Chicken Pilau
      Yield: 4 Servings
      2 tb Oil
    1/2 c  Butter
           Chicken pieces (4-6)
      1 lg Onion; sliced
      1 c  Chopped dried apricots
    1/2 ts Cinnamon
      1    Orange; grated rind of
           Salt and pepper to taste
      1 c  Plain yogurt
  1 1/2 c  Long grain rice
      2 tb Slivered almonds
  Heat oil and 2 tablespoons butter in large, deep
  skillet. When butter is foaming, cook chicken
  pieces until golden brown. Remove from pan and let
  cool. Add onion to pan and sauté until golden. Add
  apricots; sprinkle with cinnamon, orange rind,
  salt and pepper.
  Remove bones from chicken pieces and shred meat.
  Mix yogurt with onion mixture. Cover shredded
  chicken with yogurt mixture and set aside for 20
  Cook rice in boiling salted water 10-12 minutes.
  Drain and rinse with boiling water. Let dry for
  3-4 minutes. Heat 3 tablespoons butter in heavy
  pan or casserole dish. Stir half of the rice into
  pan. Pour chicken mixture over rice, then cover
  with remaining rice. Season with salt and pepper.
  Preheat oven to 350°.
  Melt 2 tablespoons butter and spoon over rice.
  Cover pan and bake 15-20 minutes.
  Brown almonds in remaining butter. Sprinkle on top
  of rice and serve immediately.
  Makes 4 servings.

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