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one pot middle eastern-style chicken

Recipe by
Daily Inspiration S
Somewhere, TX

A great one-dish vegetarian meal. Low fat and healthy.

yield 6 serving(s)
prep time 20 Min
cook time 45 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For one pot middle eastern-style chicken

  • 1 lb
    chicken breast (boneless, skinless), cut into 6-7 large pieces
  • 1 lg
    onion, chopped
  • 2
    garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tsp
    olive oil
  • 1 3/4 c
    low-fat chicken broth
  • 1
    red bell pepper, seeded and diced (or your choice). you can also use jarred roasted red bell peppers
  • 2 c
    fresh tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 can
    15-oz. can chickpeas, well drained
  • 1/2 c
  • 1 lg
    bay leaf
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    dried thyme
  • 1 tsp
    ground cumin
  • 1/4 tsp
    ground allspice
  • 1/8 tsp
    ground cloves
  • 1/8 tsp
    ground black pepper
  • 1 c
    couscous (uncooked)
  • salt to taste
  • chopped parsley for garnish
  • suggestion: use a cornstarch slurry if you want a thicker sauce

How To Make one pot middle eastern-style chicken

  • 1
    Coat Dutch oven with cooking spray. Cook chicken pieces over medium heat, turning frequently, until they begin to brown, then remove the chicken to medium bowl and set aside.
  • 2
    Add onion, garlic, oil, and 2 tablespoons broth. Stir up any browned bits from bottom of pot. Cook over medium heat, stirring frequently, 5-6 minutes or until onion is tender. If liquid begins to evaporate, add more broth.
  • 3
    Return the chicken to the pot. Add remaining broth, red pepper, tomato, garbanzos, raisins, bay leaf, thyme, cumin, allspice, cloves and black pepper. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer, covered, 20-25 minutes or until chicken is tender. Remove bay leaf and discard.
  • 4
    Add couscous and stir to mix well. Boil 2 minutes, covered. Remove pot from heat; stir up any couscous sticking to bottom. Allow mixture to stand 10-15 minutes, covered. Add salt to taste, if desired.
  • 5
    Arrange couscous on serving platter and top with chicken and sauce. Garnish with parsley.