Thursday, April 23, 2009

CEIMB - Balsamic Chicken with Baby Spinach and Couscous


I've been looking forward to this recipe, it promises a good meal that is quick to prepare and cook. This weeks CEIMB was chosen by Marthe of Culinary Delights, please check out her blog for the recipe and all the other yummy food she makes :)

I only had two variations for this recipe, i used chicken drumsticks instead of breast (my husband couldn't remember which part i needed, i guess i should be grateful he didn't come back with fish or some other kind of meat) and i added raisins to the couscous.



I really, really liked this dish. Great mid week meal and i love the sweetness of the raisins in the couscous with the slight tangy balsamic sauce. Great choice Marthe!

18 comments:

Leslie said...

What a great idea to add raisins to the cous cous...it really needed something. I'm glad you loved this one, too. It was a great, easy weeknight meal!

Marthe said...

This looks gorgeous, adding the raisins to the couscous is a very nice idea! Thanks for cooking with me this week!!

Pamela said...

It's nice to know it works with other types of chicken. Looks great!

Sara said...

Looks great, I love how your plate is so saucy!

applecrumbles said...

Great idea adding the raisins. I bet using the chicken legs added more flavor than the breasts.
Looks good.

Jen said...

your chicken looks great! I loved the couscous and tomatoes, but thought that overall, the dish fell short in the flavor department.

Aggie said...

Looks so delicious! I love that you added the raisins to the couscous!

Cathy said...

Love the raisins in the couscous! I agree that this is a great weeknight meal. I will definitely make it again with a few changes. Yours looks delicious!

What's for Supper? said...

I bet the raisins added a whole different twist. Great job.

nick said...

You are much more forgiving than Sara. If I came back with drum sticks accidentally (or God forbid, a different beast entirely) it would've been just short the reaction I'd expect if she caught me kissing her sister.

AJM said...

Pretty picture. I like the bullseye-esque arrangement.

Jacque said...

Her recipes always look so flavorful. I'm glad you enjoyed it, it looks fantastic!

Shari@Whisk: a food blog said...

This looks like a great meal! It would satisfy a hungry man appetite and it looks beautiful as well.
Nice job!

Hanaâ said...

Yum! Looks delicious. I love cous cous and raisins add a nice sweet touch.

Audrey said...

I've been enjoying these posts because one of my favorite quick pasta sauces has tomatoes, balsamic vinegar and raisins!) I'm looking forward to trying this.

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