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Couscous

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Ingredients
  Olive oil 2 Tablespoon
  Ground cinnamon 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Cumin 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Paprika 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Saffron threads 3 , crumbled
  Onion 1 Medium, sliced
  Chopped parsnip 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Sliced carrots 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Dried apricot halves 10
  Chicken thighs 2 , skinned
  Canned plum tomatoes 1 Cup (16 tbs), drained and diced
  Instant couscous 1 1⁄4 Cup (20 tbs)
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Black pepper To Taste
  Chopped fresh coriander 2 Tablespoon
Directions

1. Heat the oil in a large heavy-gauge saucepan over medium heat. Add the cinnamon, cumin, paprika and saffron, and cook, stirring, 2 minutes, or until fragrant. Add the onion, parsnips, carrots, apricots and chicken thighs, and saute, turning the chicken occasionally, 5 minutes.
2. Add the tomatoes and 4 1/2 cups of water and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce the heat to low, cover the pan and simmer the mixture 30 minutes.
3. Remove the pan from the heat. Remove the chicken, bone it and cut the meat into strips; set aside.
4. Stir the couscous into the pan, cover and set aside 5 minutes. Add the salt, and pepper to taste.
5. Mound the couscous on a platter. Scatter the chicken strips over the couscous and sprinkle with coriander.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Asian
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Simmering
Dish: 
Couscous
Interest: 
Healthy

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