Couscous with Chicken and Carrots

Couscous with Chicken and Carrots

Thank you to Mothering member Cathlin for sharing this recipe.

 

Ingredients

  • 3/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp Kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground pepper
  • 6 carrots, thinly sliced on the bias
  • 2 c chicken stock
  • 1/2 c water
  • 1 c couscous
  • 2 c coarsely shredded chicken
  • 3 tbs olive oil
  • 1/2 c sliced almonds
  • 1/3 c dried dates or raisins
  • 4 scallions, white and light green parts only, sliced
  • 1/2 c chopped fresh cilantro

Cooking Instructions

1) Bring stock and water to a boil in medium saucepan. Add 1/2 tsp of the cinnamon, the ginger, salt and pepper. Add the carrots and cook until just tender, approximately 6 minutes. Drain the carrots, reserving the cooking liquid.

2) Place the couscous and chicken in a medium bowl; pour the hot cooking liquid on top. Stir and cover tightly with plastic wrap and let sit 5 minutes.

3) Heat the olive oil in a medium skillet, medium heat. Add the almonds, currants, scallions and 1/4 tsp cinnamon and cook, stirring, until the almonds are toasted. Stir in the cilantro.

4) Fluff the couscous and chicken with a fork, then divide among 4 bowls. Top with the carrots and sprinkle with the almond mixture.