Friday, 9 November 2012

Chicken Tagine with Lemon Couscous

I'm not quite sure why this is in the Nice N Spicy book as it's not really spicy but it is very flavourful.

Chicken Tagine with Lemon Couscous (from WeightWatchers Nice n Spicy)
(Serves 2)
(10 WW ProPoints per serving)

cooking spray
2 chicken breasts
1 red pepper, deseeded and sliced
1 onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, crushed
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp turmeric
2 tomatoes, chopped
250ml chicken stock
400g can apricots in natural juice, drained and sliced
2 tbsp fresh coriander to garnish

For the couscous
125g couscous
150g chicken stock or water
75g steamed green beans, chopped into 1 inch pieces
grated zest and juice of 1 lemon
salt and pepper

Spray a lidded frying pan with cooking spray and heat until hot. Add the chicken breasts and cook for 3 mins turning once, until browned on both sides. Remove from the pan.

Spray the pan again with the cooking spray and add the pepper and onion. Stir fry for 5 mins until just tender. Add the garlic and spices and continue cooking for 1 min. Return the chicken to the pan with the tomatoes and stock. Cover and simmer over a low heat for 15 mins. Add the apricots and cook for another 5 mins until the chicken is tender.

Meanwhile, to prepare the couscous, place it in a bowl, pour over the hot stock and cover with clingfilm. Set aside to soak for 10 mins. Fluff with a fork, stir in the beans and lemon zest and juice, then season.

Serve the chicken tagine with a pile of the couscous, scattered with the coriander.

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