Honey and Date Chicken with Saffron Couscous

Honey and Date Chicken with Saffron Couscous

Posted 2018-03-22 by finyfollow

The flavours in this chicken dish work so well together, and it is an easy to make dish which can be made the day ahead.

Preparation Time: 20 minutes plus marinating time
Cooking Time: 60 minutes
Serves: 2 - 3

Ingredients
¼ tsp ground saffron
1 tsp cumin
4 chicken thighs (about 500 to 700 g)
15 g butter
1 tbsp oil
½ large onion, chopped finely
1 cinnamon stick
¾ cup water
3 seedless fresh dates (Medjool work best)
1 tsp honey
About 25 g blanched almonds
For the couscous
1 cup chicken stock
Pinch ground saffron
1 cup couscous

Method
  • Rub some salt, pepper, the saffron and cumin into the chicken. Cover and put in fridge for 2 hours or overnight.

  • Heat the butter and oil in a wok or similar and cook the chicken until browned.


  • Remove it from the pan and add the onion and cinnamon, and cook stirring, until the onion is soft.

  • Return the chicken to the pan, add the water, and simmer, covered for about 35 - 40 minutes or until the chicken is tender.

  • Add the dates and honey, and simmer uncovered for another 5 to 10 minutes or until thickened slightly.

  • Serve with the saffron couscous, sprinkled with the almonds.

  • For the couscous
  • Boil the stock with saffron.

  • Remove from the heat and stir in the couscous, and let stand five minutes.


  • Fluff using a fork. You COULD heat about 20 g butter in frypan and add the couscous and stir until it is combined - optional.

  • Serve under the chicken.


  • Categories
    #dinner
    #lunch
    #family
    #easy
    #chicken
    #make_ahead
    #couscous
    #african
    #dates

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