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Tuesday, November 21, 2006

african braised chicken with couscous and spiced veggies

again, no photo with this one right now. tonight i'll be posting the photos of the past couple recipes.

the chicken was tender and fragrant...sweet and spicy. the couscous was light, healthy, spicy and yummy. littlefoodie boogie loves anything with curry powder or cumin added so he scarfed it down...and so did littlefoodie mama and daddy.

african braised chicken

6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
3 cups thinly sliced yellow onion
1 1/2 rsp curry powder
1/2 tsp each cinnamon and cardamom
1/4 tsp ground cayenne pepper
1 tbl minced garlic
3/4 cup chicken broth
1/2 cup dry white wine
3 tbl each chopped dates and raisins


season chicken with s&p. saute chicken in oil in dutch over or heavy bottom pot on med heat. cook until browned and remove.

add onion and cook on low for about 10-15 min until caramelized. scrape up any bits of chicken. stir frequently so the onions dont burn. add spices and garlic.

add broth, wine, dates, raisins and chicken back to pot and bring to boil. cover pot and cook for 1 hour.

you can also, after adding everything in and boiling, throw it into a crockpot on low. just make sure to check for moisture levels after a bit.

couscous with spiced veggies

1 cup chicken stock or veggie
1 tsp salt
3/4 cup whole wheat couscous
half a yellow onion, small diced
1 large zucchini, small diced
2 large carrots, small diced
1 tbl minced garlic
1/2 tsp chili powder
1/4 tsp cumin
1/4 cup fresh mint, chopped
juice of 1 lemon

boil broth and pour over couscous. let stand a few minutes then fluff and set aside.

saute onion and garlic in olive oil for a couple mins on med low. add zucchini and carrot and cook about 10 min,

add spices and s&p. toss veggies with couscous then add mint. squeeze in juice and serve at room temp.


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