Saturday, January 15, 2011

Chicken Tagine with Apricots and Couscous

Judy and I enjoyed a wonderful dinner this evening, a Moroccan dish combining Chicken, Dried Apricots and Couscous, with slivered Almonds.  As you have seen from past posts, we can’t stay away from Couscous for very long. It’s become one of our favorite sides. This dish is so good that it will be hard not to go back for seconds.  You’re in luck.  At only seven points per serving you can split your seconds with your best friend. You may as well enjoy yourself.  You deserve it, don't you?

From our kitchen to yours. Enjoy the adventure.

Chicken Tagine with Apricots and Couscous


4 Dried Apricots, cut in half lengthwise

1 cup Fat Free Chicken broth, low sodium

1 pound Chicken Breast, boneless, skinless, cut into 1 inch cubes

1 Tbsp All Purpose Whole Wheat flour

1 medium Onion, chopped

½ tsp ground Cinnamon

1 Tbsp Honey

¼ cup Slivered Almonds

1/8 tsp Salt

1/8 tsp Pepper black, fresh ground

2 cups Couscous, cooked, hot


In a small saucepan, bring Apricots and Chicken broth to a simmer, set aside

Coat a large, non-stick skillet with cooking spray and place over High heat. Toss Chicken with Flour in a plastic bag and sauté Chicken until golden brown, about 5 minutes. Stir in Onion and reduce heat to low. Cook until Onion is soft and tender, about 8 minutes. Stir in cinnamon and Honey, to coat.

Stir in Apricots, Broth and Almonds, season to taste with Salt and pepper.

Simmer about 10 minutes and serve over Couscous.

Yields about 3 ounces of Chicken, ¼ cup of sauce and ½ cup of Couscous per serving.  PointsPlus value per serving is 7.  Prep time is 15 minutes. Cooking time is about 30 minutes. Level of difficulty is Moderate.

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Recipes shown may not be exactly the same as those found on any website. Judy and I "tweak" each recipe we feature, to some degree, incorporating our own unique tastes. PointsPlus values, however, are accurate. 

Photo by Barry Baruh

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