Good week-night meal. I really enjoyed this recipe. I followed the other reviews and decided to grate the orange rind. I added the zest to the pot peeled the orange and then sliced it. Very nice flavour with the orange cumin and cinnamon. Next time I'll halve the amount of couscous and probably add more orange slices... Pros: Easy tasty different
Good Start Could use some tweaks I've enjoyed Moroccan dishes before and this was consistent with those but much easier to make than another recipe I'm familiar with. I used bone-in thighs and they took MUCH longer to cook than the recipe says. I found this very frustrating. I also found it slightly on the bland side. Partially because I didn't have access to cilantro I think. (I did use coriander in addition to the spices it called for to compensate for this.) Another time I'd try one or more of the following changes: -replace some of the chicken broth with orange juice; I thought a stronger orange flavor would have helped. -add some chopped dates for some contrasting sweetness -add a little cayenne or aleppo pepper or a dash or two of hot sauce for just a little kick The chick-peas were fine but I don't think they are strictly necessary. On the other hand the chicken could be left out (and the chick peas kept in) for a good vegetarian dish with a fairly complete protein. Pros: Easy Healthy A Change of Pace Cons: Took longer to cook than stated; a little bland
not worth trying I used the boneless thighs and the cooking time was accurate for them. I found the cooked oranges a bit bitter and think it would have been better to zest the orange and segment it to remove the bitter white pith. Of course that would take more time. I liked the other review's idea to add some OJ. That might have helped. I had the cilantro and it wasn't enough. Something was missing not sure what it needed though. Pros: instructions were accurate Cons: just not that good
Love this! I absolutely love the orange fruit in this dish!! All of the flavors blend so well together. I used two chicken breasts and shredded them with a fork before adding them back for the last time. I also used more crushed tomatoes. Next time I'm going to use more spices. I also used brown rice instead of cous cous. I loved this dish and I will definitely make it again! Pros: This is a healthy great tasting recipe; I especially LOVE the orange fruit in this dish.
Not a well-thought out recipe I can't imagine anyone making this recipe and then thinking it good enough to put on this website. The rinds from the oranges is bitter and it makes no sense to leave it in. The rest of the recipe is okay but like others said it was a little bland. Cons: not a good idea to leave the orange rind in