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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.
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.
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.
I packed up the few ingredients and cooked this for a treat at my sister's with rave reviews. Substituted boneless, skinless breasts for the chicken and a full can of puree for the tomatoes since some of the kids didn't care for cooked tomatoes. It was great for a cold winter evening.
very good and tasty......a simple dish that gives satisfaction thank you