Dad’s want every-day, Kid-Friendly, family recipes that are easy to learn and make at home. Our Dad Cooking Blogger, Cook Like A Dad is all about helping Dads make healthy, quick and simple meals for their families at home. This month, learn how to make Apricot Rosemary Chicken Thighs with Roasted Almost Couscous.
CookLikeADad Recipe: Apricot
Rosemary Chicken Thighs With Roasted Almond Couscous
Dad’s want every-day, Kid-Friendly, family recipes that are
easy to learn and make at home. Our Dad Cooking Blogger, Cook Like A Dad is all
about helping Dads make healthy, quick and simple meals for their families at
home. This month, learn how to make Apricot Rosemary Chicken Thighs
CookLikeADad Recipe: Apricot Rosemary Chicken Thighs With Roasted Almond Couscous
1 cup unsalted chicken stock (such
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
1 cup uncooked couscous
1/3 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf
2 tablespoons dry-roasted, unsalted
almonds, coarsely chopped
1/3 cup apricot preserves
1 1/2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh
1 1/2 pounds skinless, boneless
chicken thighs, trimmed
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black
Cook The Couscous
The first thing you are going to want do is bring the stock and 1/8 teaspoon of salt to a boil in a small saucepan. Once the stock has come to a boil, carefully stir in the couscous. Immediately remove the pain from the heat so you don’t wind up overcooking the couscous. Let it stand for 5 minutes and make sure to cover it when you do. After 5 minutes, remove the cover and then stir in the almonds and parsley.
Apricot Glaze – YUM
Now in a 2-cup glass, combine 1/8 teaspoon salt, the chopped rosemary, vinegar and finally the apricot preserves. The preserves will add that tangy and sweet flavor that you’ll savor to the very end. After you have combined all of these ingredients, put the glass in a microwave on high for 2 minutes. Make sure you stir it after 1 minute.
Can’t Get Enough of Apricots
Time to cook the chicken. You do this by heating a grill pan over medium-high heat. Coat the pan with cooking spray and sprinkle the chicken with the remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper mix. Now you are ready to add the chicken to the pan. It will take about 3 minutes to grill each side of the chicken. You may need a few extra minutes of each side till it’s completely done.
Get out your yummy apricot glaze again and brush chicken with half of the apricot mixture and grill the chicken 1 more minute on each side or until done. And just when you thought the fun with apricots is over, brush with the remaining half of the apricot mixture.
Serve this wonderful creation with couscous and get ready to have a happy and full family.
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