Cumin and coriander infuse this chicken dish with North African flavors. The Moroccan recipe, which calls for braising the chicken thighs in white wine, makes a tasty dinner option.

Whole Living, April 2011


Credit: John Kernick

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Heat a large ovenproof pot over medium-high heat. Toast spices about 1 minute. Transfer to a bowl. Add oil to pan and heat. Season chicken generously with salt and pepper. Cook until golden, about 6 minutes; set aside. Reduce heat to medium and saute onion. Add wine, scraping up brown bits with wooden spoon. Add carrots, stock, raisins, chicken and accumulated juices, and spices; bring to a boil. Cover and transfer to oven. Braise until meat is very tender, about 45 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, bring quinoa, 2 cups water, and 1/4 teaspoon salt to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, until quinoa is tender, about 15 minutes. Remove from heat; let stand 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork.

  • Sprinkle chicken with cilantro and serve with quinoa.