Golden Lemon-Olive Chicken With Pine Nut Couscous

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Very lemon-y flavor but pretty good break from usual. Added mint and parsley at end.
Andrea Cutright   •  24 Jan   •  Report
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2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

3 medium onions peeled, each cut into 6 wedges, root end intact

4 bay leaves

4 large cloves garlic, crushed

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

1 cup good quality pitted large green olives

5 tablespoons butter

4 Meyer lemons or organic lemons, 2 sliced, 1 zested and juiced, plus 1 juiced

1 generous pinch saffron threads, 12 to 15 threads

3 tablespoons all-purpose flour

1 quart homemade or store-bought chicken stock

1 1/2 teaspoons turmeric, half a palmful

1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin, half a palmful

1 pinch ground cinnamon

1 1/2 to 2 pounds poached chicken, diced or shredded

1/4 cup pine nuts

1 1/2 cups couscous

1/4 cup finely chopped mint leaves

1/4 cup finely chopped parsley leaves

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