3 pounds chicken pieces; thighs, legs, wings etc.
1 5 ounce jar honey dijon mustard
1 carrot in small dice
1 sweet onion, chopped
6 ounces dried apricots, chopped
1/2 cup black, dry cured olives (the wrinkly ones, and leave the pits in sissy)
3 garlic cloves, whacked
1/4 cup dry white wine
1/2 cup chicken stock (approximate)
1/4 cup roasted marcona almonds chopped in a food processor (see notes below)
2 blood oranges, quartered
1 tablespoon ras al hanout (see notes below)---or substitute 1 tsp each cumin and tumeric
1/2 tablespoon aleppo pepper or hot pimenton
2 European bay leaves
clarified butter (or substitute extra virgin olive oil, say a light Spanish type)
4 portions quick variety couscous. We like M'hamsa brand.