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Slow Cooker Moroccan Chicken
with apricot and almond couscous

Active: 30 min Total: 6 hr 30 min
Slow cooker meals often make our Favorites list because they're so low maintenance. The flavors of this Moroccan Chicken happen to be delicious too, so we're bringing it back from the week of 11/2/15.
Smarts: We do provide non-slow cooker directions for this recipe, but we definitely recommend using a slow cooker for more tender chicken.
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Ingredients

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Servings:
4
Apricot and Almond Couscous (FW version):
  • Cilantro - 3 Tbsp , chopped
  • Apricots, dried - 2 oz , chopped
  • Couscous, uncooked - 1 cup
  • Butter - 1 Tbsp
  • Chicken stock - 1 1/3 cups
  • Almonds, sliced - 1/4 cup
Slow Cooker Moroccan Chicken (FW version):
  • Garlic - 3 cloves , minced
  • Onions - 1 , diced
  • Cilantro - 2 Tbsp , chopped
  • Apricots, dried - 2 oz , chopped
  • Diced tomatoes (14 oz / 397 g can) - 1 can , drained
  • Chicken thighs, boneless & skinless - 1 1/2 lbs
  • Cinnamon - 1 tsp
  • Coriander - 1 tsp
  • Cumin - 1 tsp
  • Ginger, dried - 1 tsp
  • Harissa paste (optional, sub your favorite hot sauce) - 1 Tbsp
  • Flour - 1 Tbsp
  • Chicken stock - 1/2 cup
  • Yogurt, plain (sub sour cream) - 4 Tbsp

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Prep

  1. Garlic / Onions - Prep as directed. (Can be done up to 4 days ahead)
  2. For chicken and couscous | Cilantro / Apricots - Prep as directed. (Can be done up to 4 days ahead)
  3. Diced tomatoes - Drain.
  4. [Optional step] Brown chicken - Sprinkle chicken with some salt and pepper. Heat a skillet over medium-high heat and add some cooking oil. Add chicken to heated oil and sear on both sides for 2 to 3 minutes.
  5. Start slow cooking - Place chicken, cinnamon, coriander, cumin, ginger, garlic, onions, apricots (just chicken’s portion), diced tomatoes, harissa, flour, and chicken stock in slow cooker. Cook on high for 3 to 4 hours OR low for 6 to 8 hours. (If you don’t own a slow cooker, chop chicken into bite-sized pieces. Then heat a Dutch oven or saute pan over medium-high heat. Add some oil and then saute garlic and onions for ~3 minutes. Add remainder of the ingredients and saute for 20 to 25 minutes, until chicken is cooked through. Please note, this dish is meant to be a slow cooker dish and the chicken will be much more tender in slow cooker.)

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Make

  1. Combine couscous, butter, chicken stock, and apricots in a saucepan. Bring to a boil. Remove from heat and let sit covered for another 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork.
  2. Fold cilantro (just couscous’ portion) and sliced almonds into couscous.
  3. Season Moroccan chicken to taste with salt, harissa, and / or spices. You can shred chicken with a fork in the slow cooker or just serve it whole (it'll be super fork tender!). Enjoy chicken topped with yogurt and chopped cilantro and couscous on the side.

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