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Did you know?

1. No African country names begin with the letters F, H, I, J, O, P, Q, V, W, X, or Y.

2. Africa is surrounded by water but by definition Africa is not an island because Africa is a continent.

3. African tech startups raise billions of dollars annually, seven African start-ups were included in the World Economic Forum 2021 cohort of 100 Technology Pioneers.

Moroccan Almond Honey Chicken Recipe

Moroccan food is considered one of the most diverse foods around the globe.

Morocco is one of the most visited African countries throughout time and history and one of the main reasons Morocco remains popular is because of the food.

How to Make Moroccan Almond Honey Chicken


Moroccan Honey Chicken Recipe

Moroccan Honey Chicken, the food of Morocco is a mix of Berber, Moorish, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean and African cuisines. 


The cooks in the royal kitchens of Fez, Meknes, Marrakech, Rabat, and Tetouan refined Moroccan food over the centuries and created the basis for what is known as Moroccan food recipes today.

Moroccan Almond Honey Chicken

Serves 6
African food

Ingredients
2 teaspoons butter
2 teaspoons vegetable oil
1 chicken cut into pieces
2 chopped medium onions
1 chopped clove garlic
1 cup ground almonds
1 teaspoon dried basil
1/2 teaspoons pepper
1/2 cup honey
1 1/2 cups of chicken broth
2 teaspoons cornstarch
1 lemon for juice 

Directions
In a casserole heat butter and vegetable oil and brown chicken. Season with salt and pepper and remove. In the remaining fat, cook onions and garlic until translucent. 

Add next 4 ingredients, cook over a gentle heat stirring until well mixed. Combine the broth and cornstarch and add to the contents of the casserole over high heat. 

Cook and stir sauce thickens. Remove from heat and stir in lemon juice. Replace chicken, spooning sauce over chicken. Bake in covered preheated oven at 350 degrees for 1 hour.

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Africa is surrounded by water but is not an island, here are a few African Island facts.

Madagascar is the 4th large island in the world and is located in the Indian Ocean supporting a unique biology, about 90% of its plants and animals are found nowhere else on earth.

Composed of 155 islands, Seychelles is Africa's smallest country. By far the largest island is Mahe, home to about 90% of the population and the site of its capital city of Victoria.

Cabo Verde has a strategic location 310 miles or 500 km from the west coast of Africa near major north-south sea routes; important communications station; important sea and air refueling site.

Africa is surrounded by water but by definition Africa is not an island because Africa is a continent. Continents can not be considered islands because of their size and also by historic definition since many people who study geography define islands and continents as two different things.

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Being African in America I have grown up learning about different ethnic cultures. My father and mother are historians of African culture and history and their influence expanded my activities to several best-selling cookbooks, magazine columns, self-branded products, and a popular African culture and food blog.

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