2 tbsp olive oil
8 chicken pieces
½ tsp each ground cumin, coriander and cinnamon
75g/3oz/½ cup ready-to-eat dried prunes, finely chopped
4 tbsp raisins
1 x 400g/14oz can chopped tomatoes
100g/3½oz/½ cup couscous
salt and ground black pepper
a handful of fresh coriander (cilantro), chopped, to garnish
1 Heat the oil in a large flameproof casserole over a medium heat and brown the chicken all over. Stir in the spices and cook for 1 minute.
2 Add the prunes, raisins, tomatoes, 400ml/14fl oz/1⅔ cups water and salt and pepper to taste. Bring to the boil, reduce the heat and simmer for 10 minutes.
3 Stir in the couscous and simmer for 5 minutes or until the couscous is tender and the chicken is cooked through.
4 Sprinkle with chopped coriander and serve immediately.