I got this recipe from somewhere because I had some green olives in my fridge and no idea what to do with them. I don't like them much, but this recipe sounded crazy enough to try, and boy did it turn out fantastic! The ingredients don't sound like they should go together, but seriously try it!
1 boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut in half
~5 prunes, diced
~6 green olives, cut in 1/4
1/4 cup cashews
1 1/2 cups vegetable or chicken stock
1/2 cup couscous
Step 1: Cut the chicken and place in a frying pan with 1/4 cup stock. Cook about 10 minutes per side, until golden brown. Meanwhile heat 1 cup stock to boiling in microwave and pour over
couscous. Let sit covered for 5 minutes, then fluff with a fork.
Step 2: Dice up the prunes and olives. Add to the chicken and cook another 5 minutes or so. Add more stock if it boils off. Toss in cashews and any spices.
Step 3: Serve 1 half of chicken over 1/2 cup cooked couscous. Honestly, the mixture of salty and sweet and nutty is fantastic, and I think couscous is the perfect grain but you could use rice or noodles or mashed potatoes too.
Labels: chicken, couscous, easy, olives, prunes