Moroccan Chicken Tagine with Couscous

Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 3/4 cup couscous, 1 breast half or 1 thigh and 1 drumstick, about 2/3 cup sauce, 1 1/2 teaspoons honey, and 1 1/2 teaspoons almonds)
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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 434
  • Fat: 8.5g
  • Saturated fat: 1.4g
  • Protein: 34.8g
  • Carbohydrate: 57.6g
  • Cholesterol: 87mg
  • Iron: 3.3mg
  • Sodium: 976mg
  • Calories from fat: 18%
  • Fiber: 7.0g
  • Calcium: 84mg

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 2 chicken breast halves (about 1 pound), skinned
  • 2 chicken drumsticks (about 1/2 pound), skinned
  • 2 chicken thighs (about 1/2 pound), skinned
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil, divided
  • Cooking spray
  • 2 medium onions, cut into wedges
  • 4 garlic cloves, halved lengthwise
  • 1 (14-ounce) can fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth, divided
  • 1/2 cup golden raisins
  • 2 medium carrots, cut into thirds 3/4 cup water
  • 1 cup uncooked whole wheat couscous
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons slivered almonds, toasted

Preparation

  1. Combine first 9 ingredients in a small bowl. Rub chicken with the spice mixture.
  2. Heat 1 teaspoon oil in a Dutch oven coated with cooking spray over medium heat. Add chicken; cook 6 minutes, turning to brown on all sides. Remove chicken from pan; keep warm.
  3. Heat remaining 1 teaspoon oil in pan. Add onions and garlic; sauté 2 minutes or just until lightly browned. Add 1 1/3 cups broth, scraping bottom of pan to loosen browned bits. Return chicken to pan; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 50 minutes. Stir in raisins and carrots; cook, uncovered, 20 minutes or until carrots are tender.
  4. Meanwhile, bring remaining broth and 3/4 cup water to a boil in a medium saucepan; gradually stir in couscous. Remove from heat; cover and let stand 5 minutes. Add parsley; fluff with a fork. Serve chicken mixture over couscous. Drizzle honey evenly over chicken mixture, and sprinkle with almonds.
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