Skip the box, add chicken, and get ready for this spot on homemade recipe for that famous San Francisco treat.
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Chicken breasts are an extremely popular cut of meat, and that's because they're easy to work with. But I've lately taken to buying boneless, skinless chicken thighs instead. They're just as easy (no prep whatsoever), but they lay flat and cook more evenly, especially on a grill or grill pan. They also taste better—and a coating of "garlicky crumbs," as in this Mario Batali recipe, doesn't hurt at all.
When taking the stew out of the oven, you'll find that the apricots and onion have melted away almost entirely, leaving the sauce with a slightly sweet, warm richness. The briny olives, carrots, and celery, along with the chunky chicken thighs are just waiting to be scooped over an orange juice steamed couscous flecked with scallions, mint, and cilantro.