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Chicken thighs cooked in a smoky, acidic tomato sauce combine seamlessly with a sweet, nutty couscous to create a hearty North African—inspired meal. While the chicken simmers, prepare the couscous so both dishes will be ready at the same time.

Recipe by Oxmoor House March 2010


Credit: Oxmoor House

Recipe Summary

8 mins
15 mins
23 mins
4 servings (serving size: 2 chicken thighs and 1/4 cup tomato sauce)


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Combine first 4 ingredients. Rub chicken thighs with spice mixture.

  • Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add chicken; cook 2 minutes. Turn chicken over; stir in tomatoes. Bring to a boil; cover, reduce heat, and simmer 10 minutes. Uncover and cook 1 minute or until liquid is reduced by half. Sprinkle with cilantro, if desired.

  • Serve with: Whole Wheat Couscous and Apricots

Chef's Notes

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Nutrition Facts

273 calories; fat 12.9g; saturated fat 3.6g; mono fat 4.9g; poly fat 3.6g; protein 31.4g; carbohydrates 5.4g; fiber 1.2g; cholesterol 112mg; iron 3mg; sodium 479mg; calcium 42mg.