Chicken and Couscous a La Morocco

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins

50 years age, Uncle Sam's Air force sent me on a 4 year paid holiday to Europe and North Africa. I spent several months at Sidi Slimane, Morocco where I found this dish. It is not only delicious, its quick and easy.In hot weather I cook a lot on the patio using my propane camp stove. Why heat up the house just to pay the electric company to run the air conditioner.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat a medium size pan, one that has a lid, over a medium high burner.
  2. Add oil.
  3. Add onion, garlic, bell pepper, celery, and chicken, saute (stir fry) 6-7 minutes.
  4. Add all other ingredients except the couscous, cover, bring to a slow boil for 10 minutes.
  5. Add couscous slowly as you stir. Mix well.
  6. Replace lid, remove from heat, let stand for 7 minutes.
  7. Fluff with a fork and serve.
Most Helpful

Never made couscous like this before, it was excellent!
The only thing I added was a little bit of salt and pepper, a few garlic cloves (I'm French, after all!) and a dash of Cayenne pepper!
Maybe cook a few merguez on the grill to go with it....

Calico34 April 15, 2012