One-Pot Ginger Chicken, Bok Choy and Couscous

"From the February 2009 issue of "Every Day with Rachael Ray." (Note: This recipe calls for one 1 1/2 inch piece ginger, peeled and grated, but I could not get it to show the correct amount.)"
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Ready In:
1hr 20mins




  • In a shallow baking dish, whisk together the soy sauce, brown sugar, sesame oil, and ginger; stir in the 2-inch scallion pieces and the star anise, if using. Season the chicken with salt and add to the marinade, turning to coat. Let marinate at room temperature for 30 minutes.
  • Line a footed metal colander with 2 layers of damp cheesecloth, allowing 2 inches of overhang. Place in a pot and add enough water to just reach the colander bottom. Bring to a simmer; have a small pot of boiling water on the side.
  • Pour the couscous into the colander. Place the chicken thighs on top in a single layer, pressing up the sides of the colander, if necessary; reserve the marinade. Cover and steam, adding more hot water as needed until the chicken is cooked through, 25 to 30 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, simmer the reserved marinade until thickened, about 4 minutes; strain.
  • When the chicken is almost done, scatter the bok choy on top, season with salt and steam for 3 minutes. Transfer the bok choy and chicken to a platter, drizzle with the marinade and top with half of the sliced scallions. Stir the remaining scallions into the couscous, season with salt and serve with the chicken.

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