Couscous with Chicken, Raisins & Cinnamon Couscous with Chicken, Raisins & Cinnamon

Photography, Foodivine studio

Served sweet or savoury, this aromatic spice is the quintessential holiday flavour.

  • Prep time 20 minutes
  • Total time 40 minutes
  • Portion size 4 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: December 2022



In large skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add chicken; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring often, until chicken is browned on all sides, about 4 minutes. Using slotted spoon, transfer chicken to plate; set aside.

In skillet, add onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until starting to brown, 6 to 8 minutes. Add garlic, cinnamon and cumin; cook, stirring occasionally, about 2 minutes. Add reserved chicken, 1 cup of the broth, the chickpeas, raisins and saffron; stir, scraping up browned bits from bottom of pan with wooden spoon. Cook until chicken is no longer pink inside. (Make-ahead: Can be stored in airtight container and refrigerated for up to 3 days or frozen for up to 2 months.)

Meanwhile, in separate saucepan, bring remaining broth to boil. Remove saucepan from heat; stir in couscous and butter. Season with salt; stir well. Cover pan and let stand for 5 minutes. Uncover and fluff with fork.

Divide couscous among bowls. Top with chicken mixture and sprinkle with cilantro, if using.

Nutritional facts PER SERVING

  • Calories 690
  • Total fat 19 g
  • Saturated fat 6 g
  • Cholesterol 100 mg
  • Sodium 275 mg
  • Total carbohydrate 88 g
  • Fibre 9 g
  • Sugars 19 g
  • Protein 42 g
  • Iron 4.2 mg
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Couscous with Chicken, Raisins & Cinnamon