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Chicken Couscous

  Chickpeas 4 Ounce, soaked in cold water overnight, then drained (125 Gram)
  Onions 2 , finely chopped
  Garlic 3 Clove (15 gm), finely chopped
  Ground coriander 2 Teaspoon
  Cumin 2 Teaspoon
  Turmeric 2 Teaspoon
  Chili powder 2 Teaspoon
  Ground cinnamon 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Extra virgin olive oil 2 Tablespoon
  Tomato puree 2 Tablespoon
  Skinned boned chicken thighs 12 , cut into large, bite-sized pieces
  Carrots 4 , thickly sliced
  Parsnips 2 , thickly sliced
  Potatoes 2 , cut in to chunks
  Courgettes 4 , thickly sliced
  Raisins 2 Tablespoon
  Water 17 Fluid Ounce (500 Milliliter)
  Olive oil 2 Tablespoon
  Ready-prepared quick couscous 1 Pound
  Couscous 1 Pound (Ready Prepared Quick, 500 Gram)
  Butter 1 Tablespoon
  Harissa sauce To Taste
  Coriander 1 Tablespoon
  Salt To Taste
  Pepper To Taste

1) In a pan, partially cover and simmer the chickpeas for 1 hour.
2) In a couscousiere or a large pan, gently saute the onions, garlic and ground spices in the oil for 5 minutes until softened.
3) Stir in the drained chickpeas, tomato puree and seasoning. Add water, stir and allow to boil. Stir frequently and simmer for an hour, add water if required.
4) Stir in the chicken and simmer covered for about 20 minutes, stirring frequently.
5) Stir in the parsnips, carrots and potatoes, add water and allow to boil. Cook covered for 30 minutes or until the chicken and vegetables are tender, add the courgettes and raisins midway.
6) In a saucepan, pour 500 ml water, add 2 teaspoons of salt and olive oil, allow to boil, then turn off the heat. Pour in the couscous, stir and let it swell for 2 minutes, or as per the instructions on the package.
7) Stir in the butter, then stir and cook over low heat for 3 minutes.
8) Remove the couscous and stir in the harissa sauce and rest of the butter.
9) Arrange the couscous in a ring with vegetables and chicken in the middle.

Garnish with the fresh coriander and serve immediately with the harissa sauce separately.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish
Preparation Time: 
5 Minutes
Cook Time: 
60 Minutes
Ready In: 
65 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 6034 Calories from Fat 1475

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 165 g254.2%

Saturated Fat 34.7 g173.4%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 1359.3 mg453.1%

Sodium 1918 mg79.9%

Total Carbohydrates 767 g255.8%

Dietary Fiber 102.6 g410.3%

Sugars 83.3 g

Protein 397 g793.3%

Vitamin A 947.7% Vitamin C 572%

Calcium 95.1% Iron 286.7%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Chicken Couscous Recipe