Mediterranean Chicken with Dried Fruits and Couscous
|Boneless chicken breasts||1 1⁄2 Pound, halved (750 g, 4 breasts)|
|Sweet butter||2 Teaspoon|
|Onion||1 , finely chopped|
|Boiling chicken stock||2 Cup (32 tbs)|
|Raisins||1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)|
|Dried apricots||1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), slivered|
|Dried prunes||1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), chopped|
|Grated orange rind||1 Teaspoon|
|Coriander seeds||1⁄2 Teaspoon, toasted|
|Freshly ground pepper||1⁄4 Teaspoon|
|Couscous||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
1. In a medium size skillet, melt butter. Add chicken; saute for 2 minutes per side, until golden. Remove chicken from skillet. Set aside.
2. Add onion to skillet; saute for 3 minutes, until softened.
3. Add stock, raisins, apricots, prunes, orange rind, coriander seeds, bay leaf, salt and pepper to skillet. Stir in couscous; mix well.
4. Return chicken breasts to skillet. Bring to boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer for 15 minutes, until liquid is absorbed and chicken is tender and no longer pink.
5. Serve immediately.