Chicken legs with Turkish spices
- Total Time
Purple is believed to be the original colour of ancient carrots before orange took over. They also look great and add some colour to your meal.
plain flour1 tbs
olive oil1 tbs
skinless chicken drumstick564 g, (Buy 8x88g)
ground cumin2 tsp
ground paprika1 tsp
dried oregano1 tsp, ground
ground cinnamon¼ tsp
chicken stock1 ¼ cup(s), (375ml)
Carrot, baby, raw8 individual, , 4 purple
orange rind2 tsp, finely grated
freshly squeezed orange juice¾ cup(s), (250ml)
dry wholemeal couscous¾ cup(s), (200g)
fresh coriander½ cup(s)
99% fat-free plain Greek yoghurt½ cup(s), (240g)
- Place flour in a large bowl. Season with salt and pepper. Add chicken and toss to coat.
- Heat oil in a large non-stick frying pan over a medium heat. Cook chicken, turning, in batches, for 5 minutes or until browned. Transfer to a 4.5 litre (18-cup) slow cooker.
- Cook cumin, paprika, oregano and cinnamon in same pan, stirring, for 1 minute or until fragrant. Add 1 cup (250ml) chicken stock and half the rind and bring to the boil. Pour mixture over chicken in slow cooker. Add carrots and eschalots. Cook, covered, on low for 6 hours (or high for 3 hours).
- Towards end of cooking time, combine juice and remaining stock in a medium saucepan over high heat. Bring to the boil. Remove from heat and stir in couscous. Cover and set aside for 5 minutes or until liquid has absorbed. Scrape with a fork to separate grains. Finely chop half the coriander. Add chopped coriander to couscous with remaining rind and gently toss to combine. Season with salt and pepper.
- Top couscous with chicken and drizzle with cooking juices. Top with a dollop of yoghurt and sprinkle with remaining coriander. Serve with carrots and eschalots.