Grilled chicken with couscous

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The Falafel Show , Chef Jeff Henderson, Aired on Sat 5/23
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grilled chicken

1 boneless, skinless chicken

1 teaspoon parsley, roughly chopped

1 teaspoon rough chopped oregano

1 big pinch ground coriander

1 big pinch ground cumin

1 big pinch salt

1 big pinch pepper

1 tablespoon toasted pine nuts (for garnish)

¼ cup cherry tomatoes, halved (for garnish


2 tablespoons butter

⅓ cup dates

1 tablespoon minced shallot
¼ cup kalamata olives

1 ½ cups shiitake mushrooms, roughly chopped

1 ½ tablespoons small capers

½ cup chicken stock

1 tablespoon minced garlic


2 cups hot chicken stock

1 cup dry couscous

1 fresh bay leaf

1 teaspoon ground cumin

1 teaspoon ground cardamom




1.    season chicken with all ingredients evenly on all sides and place in high heated grill pan

2.   flip chicken halfway through cook time (8-10)



1.     bring butter to medium heat

2.   caramelize shallots

3.   when shallots are caramelized, add mushrooms

4.   add all other ingredients and stir frequently until sauce thickens



1.    bring chicken stock to simmer

2.   pour over all other ingredients in mixing bowl

3.   stir to evenly incorporate quickly and cover with saran wrap

4.   let sit for 10 minutes, or until liquid is absorbed



1.    spoon couscous onto plate

2.   place chicken (sliced on the bias) on top couscous

3.   drizzle sauce on top chicken and couscous

4.   garnish with cherry tomato halves and pine nuts 

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Chef Jeff Henderson | @Chefjefflive

Chef Jeff Henderson rose from humble beginnings in South Central Los Angeles to become the first African-American executive chef at the Bellagio Hotel. He has gone on to become a successful TV host with a cable show on the Food Network, a nationally syndicated series called, Family Style with Chef Jeff and the host of Flip My Food. When he isn’t cooking on TV he’s a highly sought-after motivational speaker, sharing the secrets of realizing your potential at... (full profile)

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