Caramelised Onion and Couscous Seasoning

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins

This will fill a 3.5 kg turkey, halve recipe to fill a 1.6 kg chicken

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place couscous in large heatproof bowl, stir in stock.
  2. Cover with glad wrap, set aside for 5 minutes till liquid is absorbed.
  3. Using fork, separate grains.
  4. Heat oil in frypan, cook onion and garlic for 5 minutes.
  5. Stir in sugar, vinegar and thyme.
  6. Cook and stir for 10 - 15 minutes till onion caramelizes.
  7. Stir onion and sultanas into couscous.
  8. Season with salt and pepper if need be.
Most Helpful

I made this up, browned chicken thighs separately, put the chicken in a greased baking dish with the couscous all around the chicken, covered with foil and baked it. The couscous absorbed the chicken juices and stayed moist. We loved this! Thanks for sharing the recipe.

Pesto lover August 25, 2013

A new experience for us. Our first couscous recipe. We all really enjoyed it. The flavor reminded us of cornbread dressing. Made for ZWT9 for Hot Stuff.

Lavender Lynn August 21, 2013

I used Israeli couscous, which required a little more broth, and a short boiling time, but other than that I made it as stated. I was a little hesitant to put sultanas (raisins) in- my husband and I liked them, but my son picked them out. For ZWT9

Random Rachel August 20, 2013