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This was a surprisingly easy dish to make. Not only was it cooked in the slow cooker, but it didn’t even call for preliminary sauteeing of veggies or browning other ingredients. All ingredients are just thrown, plunk, straight into the crockpot.

Ingredients:

  • 4 carrots, peeled and sliced
  • 2 large onions, chopped
  • 2 pounds chicken breast tenders
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup dried apricots, coarsely chopped
  • 16 oz. chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup tomato paste
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • hot cooked couscous
  • pine nuts (toasted)
  • cilantro (optional)

Directions:

Place carrots and onions in slow cooker. Place chicken on top and sprinkle with 1/2 tsp salt. Top chicken with rasins and apricots. In bowl, whisk together broth, tomato paste, flour, lemon juice, garlic, cumin, ginger, cinnamon, and ground black pepper. Pour into cooker. Cover, cook on low for 7-8 hours. Serve in bowls with couscous. Sprinkle with nuts. Garnish with cilantro.

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