Saturday, January 2, 2010

Moroccan Chicken and Couscous recipe - How to Make Moroccan Chicken and Couscous


Tasty recipe for Moroccan Chicken and Couscous. Distinguished dish from the Moroccan kitchen. Learn how to cook the Moroccan way and try a wonderful chicken and couscous dish, easy and quick! This couscous recipe consists of olive oil, skinless chicken thighs, chicken broth, diced tomatoes with garlic and onion, fresh butternut squash, raisins, cumin, cinnamon, smoked paprika, couscous, and peas. This dish is widely used in Middle Eastern countries and has become popular in American dishes. So delicious!

Yield: 5 servings

Ingredients
2 tsp olive oil
4 boneless, skinless chicken thighs, each cut into 3 pieces
1/4 tsp salt
1 can (14 1/2 oz) chicken broth
1 can (14 1/2 oz) diced tomatoes with garlic and onion
1 pkg (about 1 lb) cubed fresh butternut squash
1/2 cup raisins
2 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp each ground cinnamon and smoked paprika
1 cup plain couscous
1 cup frozen peas

Preparation
  1. Heat oil in large deep skillet over medium-high heat. Sprinkle chicken with salt and cook 5 minutes, turning once, until browned. Add broth, tomatoes, squash, raisins, cumin, cinnamon and paprika. Bring to boil; cover and reduce heat. Simmer 15 minutes or until chicken is tender.
  2. Stir in couscous and peas and bring to a boil. Cover, remove skillet from heat and let stand 5 minutes.
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