Roasted Chicken Thighs with Asparagus and Tomato Couscous

Roasted Chicken with Dried Fruit

A hearty dish with a sweet finish!

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 425°.
  2. In a small bowl, combine black pepper, salt, Italian seasoning, garlic and olive oil. Apply spice mixture to chicken.
  3. Place chicken in roasting pan with chicken broth, apricots, prunes and cherries.  Roast in oven for 45 minutes until internal temperature of chicken reaches 165°.  Strain chicken broth, reserve.
  4. In a medium saucepan, sauté butter for 30 seconds, whisk in flour and cook for 2 minutes, whisking occasionally.
  5. Pour wine into pan and scrape bottom of pan. Bring to a boil and reduce liquid by half. Add reserved broth, bring to a simmer and cook for 10 minutes. Season to taste with pepper and salt.
  6. Arrange chicken on a platter with dried fruit, serve sauce on side.

Recipe Courtesy of ALDI Test Kitchen