I think this recipe was originally a Waitrose one, but I've made it so many times that I've forgotten how I initially stumbled upon its glory. In fact, I am surprised it hasn't featured on my blog yet. It is quite honestly one of the most delicious things I have ever cooked and I insist that you all try it. It must be tasted to be believed. I cannot even put its sheer goodness into words, so the recipe will have to suffice:
(Serves 4, but is easily halved for 2) Heat some olive oil in a pan and cook one onion, sliced, until soft. Add four diced chicken breasts and a teaspoon each of ground ginger, cinnamon and turmeric. Stir for a few minutes. Then pour in 500ml chicken stock, cover and simmer for 15 minutes. Add 250g dried apricots, chopped in half, cover and simmer for another 15 minutes. Then take off the lid and simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes or so until the sauce has reduced. Stir in lots and lots of chopped fresh coriander, serve with couscous and garnish with toasted whole or flaked almonds - lots of them. The almonds and coriander lift the whole thing from being wonderful to being sublime. I am literally salivating at the thought.