Chicken is pretty much a mainstay dinner in our household, so I am always on the hunt for new chicken recipes. I have moved towards more exotic flavors in my attempt to find something fresh. When I saw this recipe from Bon Appétit, I knew the combination of seasonings combined with artichoke hearts and couscous was sure to be a winner in our home. It was! When I asked the kids which recipe I should share with my readers this week, they both said the Moroccan Chicken. This recipe comes whole-heartedly endorsed not only from my husband and me, but it has received a stamp of approval from both a 16 year-old and 12 year-old. Need I say more?
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 onions, chopped
- 6 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 tablespoon ground coriander
- 1 tablespoon ground cumin
- 1 tablespoon paprika
- 1 teaspoon turmeric
- 4 cups low-salt chicken broth
- 1 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest
- 2 1/2 pounds skinless, boneless chicken breasts, cut into 1 inch cubes
- 1 pound frozen baby artichoke hearts
- 1 pound carrots, peeled, sliced
- Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
- Steamed couscous
- Chopped flat-leaf parsley
When I cook, I like to pull out all of the ingredients before I start. That way I know I actually have everything. No last minute surprises 🙂 I inadvertently pulled out the vegetable broth, but I realized my mistake as I went to open the container. I swapped out the vegetable broth with chicken broth as the recipe calls for.
DIRECTIONSHeat oil in a large heavy pot over medium-high heat. Add onions and sauté until tender and starting to caramelize, about 8 minutes. Stir in garlic and next 4 ingredients and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add broth and lemon zest and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium; stir in chicken, artichoke hearts, and carrots; simmer until vegetables are tender and chicken is just cooked through, 10–15 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Divide couscous among shallow bowls; spoon stew over and garnish with parsley
Recipe and above picture fromBon Appétit
No, mine looked nothing like the photo from Bon Appétit. But the meal was delicious!