Whatever you do, do not skip this couscous. It is absolutely delicious and I would be happy to have it by it's self. I did use much less than ask for though, 1/2 a cup of couscous and a very light 1 cup of broth. The serving sizes are more than generous. I made a 2 serving size and have enough for 4! I discovered at the last min that I was out of garbanzo beans and used Romano beans in their place and they worked fine for a stand in. I cooked and shredded two thighs and used that for the chicken. I at least doubled the cinnamon in the couscous and added 4 or 5 good heavy shakes (from a shaker container) to the stew as well. All in all this is a very enjoyable meal that I will certainly make again.