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Try this with turkey: Chicken Couscous with Dried Fruit

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Posted to Thread #14905 at 5:28 am on May 23, 2009

(Note: Heather tried this and diced the chicken instead of shredding it).


2 lemons
4 Tbs. olive oil
1 small yellow onion, chopped
3 garlic cloves, minced
1-1/2 tsp. ground cumin (or more to taste)
3/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
2 cups shredded roast chicken
1 cup chopped mixed dried fruits "(I used apricots and dried cranberries)"
3 cups chicken stock
2 cups couscous
1/4 cup minced fresh cilantro
1/2 cup sliced almonds, toasted
(Salt, to taste)


Grate 1 1/2 tsp. zest from the lemons and squeeze 1/4 cup juice. Set aside.

In a large saucepan over medium heat, warm the olive oil. Add the onion and sauté until softened, about 4 minutes. Add the garlic and sauté until the garlic and onion are golden, 1 to 2 minutes. Stir in the cumin and cinnamon, and then mix in the chicken, lemon zest and juice, dried fruits and stock. Bring the mixture to a boil, reduce the heat to medium-low, cover and simmer for 5 minutes to blend the flavors.

Stir in the couscous, re-cover the pan and remove from the heat. Let stand until the liquid is absorbed and the couscous is softened, about 5 minutes. Add the cilantro and toss with a fork to fluff the couscous and distribute the cilantro. Garnish with the almonds and serve.

Serves 4.

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