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  • 1 each lemon
  • 2 tbsp golden raisins
  • 2 tbsp Ras al Ranout spice blend (see notes)
  • 10 sprig fresh parsley
  • 1 tsp vegetable broth base
  • 6 each chicken thighs

From Your Home

Black pepper
Olive or canola oil

What You Need

Small pot with lid
Large sauté pan

Per Serving

Calories: 10


Kale is a super food!- it is a great source of protein, fiber, vitamins A, C, B & K and lots of minerals and nutrients which give it its dark green color.

Ras el hanout:
1 tsp. cumin
1. tsp. ginger
1⁄2 tsp cinnamon
1⁄2 tsp. corriander
1⁄2 tsp. cayenne
1⁄2 tsp all spice
1⁄4 tsp. cloves

This spice blend is easy to find pre-mixed, but here is the recipe to mix it yourself! To save money and packaging, look for spices in the bulk section of your grocery store.

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Mise en place

Read through the entire recipe before getting started. Wash and dry all produce. Remove parsley leaves from stem; discard stem and rough chop. Remove kale leaves from tough stem; discard stem and cut into 1” pieces. Mince or grate garlic. Zest lemon, cut in half and juice. Mix vegetable broth base with 1.5 cups of warm water. Remove chicken thighs from the package; rinse and pat dry. Season chicken thighs with Ras al Hanout and a pinch of salt and pepper.

Cook couscous

Bring vegetable broth to a boil in medium pot over medium heat then, add the couscous. Reduce the heat to low, cover and cook for 10-15 minutes until all of liquid has been absorbed. While couscous is cooking begin searing the chicken thighs (step #3).

Sear chicken

Heat 1 Tbsp. oil in large sauté pan over medium heat. When hot, add chicken thighs to pan and sear 4-5 minutes per side until golden brown and fully cooked.

USDA recommends cooking poultry to an internal temperature of 165 F.

Cook vegetables

Remove chicken thighs from pan, set in cutting board and slice into 1⁄4” strips. Add kale and garlic to previously used pan. Sauté 3-4 minutes until bright green and slightly wilted. Drizzle 1 Tbsp. lemon juice over kale and remove from heat.

Finish couscous

When couscous is done remove from the heat and gently mix in golden raisins, 1 Tbsp. lemon zest and parsley. Season with a pinch of salt and pepper.

Plate your dish

Divide couscous between 2 plates. Top with kale and sliced chicken thighs. Enjoy!