8 Super-Easy Weeknight, After-Work Dinners

Photo by: Dan Roberts | Recipe by Katie Barreira
Chicken and Dried Cherries-
Served over quick-cooking couscous, this sweet-and-savory chicken dish is also a bargain: You'll be able to feed a family of ... more 
Photo by: Dan Roberts | Recipe by Katie Barreira
Chicken and Dried Cherries-
Served over quick-cooking couscous, this sweet-and-savory chicken dish is also a bargain: You'll be able to feed a family of four for under $10 bucks.

4 Servings | Prep 10 min | Cook 20 min

Ingredients:
* One 10-ounce box couscous
* 2 tablespoons flour
* 1 1/2 teaspoons curry powder
* Salt
* 3/4 pound skinless, boneless chicken thighs, cut into cubes
* 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil
* 1 small onion, thinly sliced
* 2 ribs celery, sliced, plus chopped leaves for garnish
* 1/4 cup chopped dried cherries
* 1/3 cup evaporated milk

Directions:
1. Prepare the couscous according to package instructions. Meanwhile, in a bowl, combine the flour, curry powder and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Add the chicken and toss to coat.
2. In a large nonstick skillet, heat 1 tablespoon olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the chicken and cook, turning once, until browned and just cooked through, 5 minutes. Transfer the chicken to a plate.
3. Add the remaining 1 teaspoon olive oil to the skillet and heat over medium-high heat. Add the onion and sliced celery and cook, stirring, for 3 minutes. Add the cherries and 1/2 cup water and bring to a boil. Stir in the evaporated milk and chicken along with any juices; season with salt. Serve over the couscous and top with the celery leaves.

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Tue, Nov 8, 2011 7:25 PM EST
Do a little shopping on your day off, and you'll be all set to throw these easy meals together during the week.