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Moroccan Chicken Thighs

My husband and I love Mediterranean and Middle Eastern food. This recipe is very flavorful, so it's quickly become one of our favorites. —Susan Mills, Three Rivers, California
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. Cook: 40 min.
  • Makes
    2 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 teaspoons all-purpose flour
  • 4 bone-in chicken thighs (about 1-1/2 pounds), skin removed
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • SAUCE:
  • 3 shallots, chopped
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium chicken broth, divided
  • 4 pitted dates, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons minced fresh cilantro
  • COUSCOUS:
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 3 tablespoons reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • Dash ground cumin
  • 1/3 cup uncooked couscous
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons slivered almonds, toasted

Directions

  • In a small bowl, combine the first 8 ingredients. Set aside 1 teaspoon spice mixture; add flour to remaining mixture and sprinkle over chicken.
  • In a large nonstick skillet, brown chicken in oil on both sides. Remove and keep warm. Add shallots to the pan; cook and stir over medium heat for 3 minutes. Stir in 1/2 cup broth and dates. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; return chicken to the pan.
  • Cover and simmer until chicken juices run clear, 20-25 minutes. Remove chicken and keep warm. Combine flour with reserved 1 teaspoon spice mixture and remaining 2 tablespoons broth until smooth; gradually stir into the pan. Bring to a boil; cook and stir until thickened, about 2 minutes. Stir in cilantro.
  • For couscous, in a small saucepan, bring the water, broth, salt and cumin to a boil. Stir in couscous. Cover and remove from the heat; let stand until water is absorbed, 5-10 minutes. Fluff with a fork, then stir in almonds. Serve with chicken and sauce.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 644 calories, 24g fat (6g saturated fat), 174mg cholesterol, 685mg sodium, 51g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 4g fiber), 57g protein.
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