This chicken-and-couscous dish makes an easy one-skillet meal. We love the tangy-sweet flavor of California apricots, but Turkish apricots are delicious, too.



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  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees. In a large straight-sided, oven-safe skillet, heat oil over medium-high. Season chicken with salt and pepper. Cook chicken until golden brown, about 5 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate.

  • Add onion and saute until translucent, about 4 minutes. Stir in couscous, apricots, and capers and cook until couscous is lightly toasted, 3 minutes. Add broth and bring to a simmer. Season with salt and pepper. Add chicken, skin side up, and transfer to oven. Bake until couscous is tender and chicken is cooked through, 15 to 20 minutes. Serve with cilantro.

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Salt-packed capers deliver a more pure caper flavor. Just soak, drain, and rinse them before using.

Reviews (6)

127 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 12
  • 4 star values: 24
  • 3 star values: 46
  • 2 star values: 35
  • 1 star values: 10
Rating: 5 stars
Delicious and easy! Like another commenter, I substituted rice for couscous, and it was still great. Apricots gave everything a wonderful flavour, and the capers blended in subtly.
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I substituted couscous with Thai jasmine rice because my sis-in-law is allergic to wheat. I would never have thought to combine dried apricots and capers to a chicken dish. Everyone loved it. Nice presentation too. Thank you!
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This was a great one-pot recipe, full flavored and not too fussy for a school night. Will make again!
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Wow. What a great recipe. It is a very simplified version of Chicken Mirabella but a lot quicker to make.
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Wanting to make for tomorrow nights do I print recipe without pictures? Why do you keep changing the website for these videos...I watch everyday and want to print recipes!!!!
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Delicious and super easy! Kids were not interested in the couscous, but ate the chicken. My husband dubbed this a "keeper."