Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Chicken with Couscous

Here's something yummy and quick - inspired from here.

I sometimes find couscous a bit bland, but this recipe packs so much flavour, hands up I'll never look at couscous the same way again!

Here's what I used:

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 onion, diced thinly
  • 2 large chicken breasts, diced
  • Salt, Pepper
  • Garlic Granules
  • Ground Ginger
  • 1 heaped teaspoon of harissa paste (we are wimps - use more if you like it hot and spicy)
  • Dried apricots (about 10), diced thinly
  • 1 can of chickpeas (I used Napolina as I find them softer than other brands)
  • 200 g couscous
  • 1 ½ cups of chicken stock, made with one stock cube (I used Knorr)
  • Ground Coriander (unfortunately I didn't have any fresh available)

Here's how I did it:

Sauté onions in olive oil until translucid.
Add chicken, season with salt, pepper and garlic granules (be generous with the garlic). Let the chicken cook through.
Add harissa paste and ginger, stir and make sure chicken is coated with the paste. Let it cook for +/- 2 minutes.

Add the apricots and chickpeas (previously drained and washed).
Pour stock into pan, cover and let it simmer for 5 minutes.

Sprinkle a bit of coriander on top and fluff the couscous.

Serve it up!

Chicken with Couscous

It doesn't look like much, but let me tell you... this was absolutely delicious!


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