Thursday, February 12, 2009

TFF Brick Chicken with Apricot Couscous



This is the first time I partecipate to Tyler Florence Fridays an event hosted by Deb of Kahahai Kitchen, Megan of My Baking Adventures, and Natashya of Living in the Kitchen with Puppies.
To collect all the information please visit the Tyler Florence Fridays Blog and soon you'll be able to join !! And please check all the others TFF recipes !!
I still didn't receive the Tyler Florence's book that I ordered but we can choose recipes on line as well so I chose the Brik Chicken with Apricot Couscous .
The recipe was a hit the chicken was deliciously flavored and not dry at all, the sauce was very nice and delicate and the couscous was great as well.

I did a few changes that are:
Apparently in Italy the chickens are cut on the breast so I just (tried) bone it.
It's kind of difficult to find cilantro here so I substituted it with parsley.
I knew I had some dried apricots somewhere but that evening I couldn't find them so I used dates instead.
I didn't realize until it was too late my pan was not oven proof so I turned the chicken and kept on cooking it on the stove for fifteen minutes (but it came out more then OK).

14 comments:

Elra said...

I love couscous very much, and chicken apricot sounds like a perfect companion for couscous.
Cheers,
Elra

Natashya said...

Lovely! Dates and parsley are great substitutes - it sounds like a wonderful dinner!
Thanks for joining us on Tyler Florence Fridays. :)

enza said...

mamma mia, in tempi di dieta allucinante non puoi farmi questo.
ho provato a chiamarti ma ho il telefono a pallini...riproverò appea trovo un caricabatterie(misteriosamente scomparso dalla mia casa)

Christy said...

You probably know that I don't cook savoury, but this makes me wish I did! It's perfect for my midnight supper right about now!

Michelle said...

OH....the date coucous sounds so good. We love dates! I have never tried to debone a chicken before but this recipe sure makes me rethink trying it!

Gorgeous dinner!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

A delightful meal! I love everything contained within this plate! a gorgeous flavor combo...

Cheers,

Rosa

Rosie said...

Gorgeous meal your chicken sounds mouth watering with a scrummy sauce and served with couscous.

Rosie x

somethingsweetbykaren said...

the dates sound like a good substitute. i've been wanting to try this couscous recipe.

Donna-FFW said...

Perfect choice. I love it. It looks fabulous!! The couscous sounds awesome too.

n.o.e said...

I'm glad your chicken was so good even though you had some issues with the pan. Dates would be wonderful with the couscous. Welcome to TFF! It's such an easy group.
Nancy

Megan said...

So glad you joined our little group! And the chicken looks like a wonderful dish!

Debinhawaii said...

The chicken looks delicious and I tried the couscous myself last week and it was wonderful. Welcome to TFF--so glad you joined us!

Aloha,

Deb

Ivy said...

Wow, this sounds amazing. I must try this.

Jenny said...

Welcome to TFF! I too like the flexibility of this group.