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Couscous with chicken and Medjoul dates

Ingredients:

  • Two red onions
  • Three cloves garlic
  • Six chicken thighs fillets
  • 50 grams of butter
  • 60ml (1/4 cup) olive oil
  • Eight Medjoul dates
  • 1-teaspoon ground cumin
  • One large teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • One pinch saffron (optional)
  • 400g chopped tomatoes
  • 250ml (1 cup) chicken broth
  • One cinnamon stick
  • 400 grams (2 cups) of couscous
  • 20 grams slivered almonds
  • 1-tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 bunch coriander

Instructions: 

  1. Peel the onions and garlic, cut the onions into thin strips (or small pieces to taste).
  2. Cut the medjool dates in half, take the pit out and cut the medjool dates into thin slices.
  3. Put the frying pan on the stove and heat the butter and 1-tablespoon oil over medium heat. Cut the chicken thighs fillet into three equal pieces and place in the pan when the butter and oil are well melted / heated. Fry the chicken on each side for about 2 minutes until tender. Place chicken pieces on a plate.
  4. Leave the Chicken pot stand over medium heat. Crush the garlic and place it with the chopped onion and 1-teaspoon salt to the pan, stir fry cooked in about 5mins. Add the cumin, ground cinnamon and saffron to the onion mixture, stir-fry for about 1 minute or until it starts to smell nice.
  5. Put the chicken with tomato, chicken broth, cinnamon stick and half of the Medjoul dates in the pan. Bring to the boil and let it simmer with the lid for about 15 minutes.