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    Couscous with Chicken and Tomatoes

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    40 mins

    5 mins

    35 mins

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    1. 1
      Peel and trim the vegetables.
    2. 2
      Fry the chicken pieces in half the olive oil until lightly browned.
    3. 3
      Add the sliced onion and the chopped garlic, the tomato purée and enough water just to cover the chicken.
    4. 4
      Season generously and simmer for 10 minutes.
    5. 5
      Add the cooked chick peas, the carrots, cut into batons (lengthwise into quarters), and the tomatoes, cut into 8 pieces each.
    6. 6
      Mix the couscous with its own volume of water and the remaining olive oil.
    7. 7
      Stir it and leave it to swell up for about 15 minutes.
    8. 8
      To cook: place it in a colander or sieve over a pan of boiling water (traditionally its done over the stew but this can be hazardous), steam for 20-25 minutes until swollen and cooked through.
    9. 9
      To serve: stir a knob of butter into the couscous and pile in a ring around a large dish.
    10. 10
      Spoon the chicken and vegetables into the centre of the dish and pass the sauce separately.
    11. 11
      It can have a little chili added to give it extra pungency.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on April 14, 2002


      I cooked this meal for my husband, brother-in-law and sister-in-law and it went over really well. My sister-in-law is going to start getting some of the recipes because of serving them this one dish.

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    • on December 16, 2007


      Thanks for a very nice recipe that doesn't call for lots of foreign ingredients. I did make a few modifications. I cooked the chicken separately in my pressure cooker then broke into chunks using the liquid as part of the base for the stew. I made the couscous in the stew sans the chicken (was slightly confused by the couscous cooking instructions)and then added the chicken pieces back into the dish just before serving. I also substituted sofrito for the tomato puree.

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    • on October 10, 2002


      I made this last night and my husband loved it. My youngin' (9 years old) wasn't real keen on it, but this really isn't a "kid" recipe. I found the directions confusing, they need to be clarified. The recipe didn't state how long to cook for after adding the tomatoes, carrots, chick peas, etc. I simmered for about 30 minutes more after adding those items until dish was at the consistency I wanted. All in all it was a good dish (not amazing but good). The directions just need repairing--might be confusing for someone who can't or doesn't like to adlib with recipes.

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    Nutritional Facts for Couscous with Chicken and Tomatoes

    Serving Size: 1 (492 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 779.2
    Calories from Fat 287
    Total Fat 31.9 g
    Saturated Fat 6.9 g
    Cholesterol 85.0 mg
    Sodium 209.4 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 86.1 g
    Dietary Fiber 9.3 g
    Sugars 7.6 g
    Protein 35.9 g

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