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    Maftoul With Chicken - Middle Eastern (Israeli Cous Cous)

    Maftoul With Chicken - Middle Eastern (Israeli Cous Cous). Photo by Amanda Ellis

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    1 hr 10 mins

    15 mins

    55 mins

    Um Safia's Note:

    Maftoul is basically very large couscous. You can use Lebanese couscous, Israeli couscous, Berkukis etc for this beautiful dish. Easy to make!

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    1. 1
      Fry the spices and onion in a little olive oil. Add the chicken and seal well.
    2. 2
      Bring 1/2 liter of water to the boil. Place maftoul in large bowl and pour over enough to cover the maftoul. After 10 seconds, drain off water and mix in 1/2 tsp salt before placing maftoul in the steamer.
    3. 3
      Pour tomatoes over chicken and add salt & pepper to taste. Cover with water (water should come about 2" over the ingredients). At this point you can add a chicken stock cube if you wish. Cover and cook for 45 mins on medium heat.
    4. 4
      If you have a large couscousier or double steamer you can cook the sauce in the bottom and maftoul in the top which is preferable as the maftoul absorbs the flavours --.
    5. 5
      Remove the chicken from the sauce and place on a baking sheet in the oven (180 degrees c) for 10 minutes to brown off and dry out.
    6. 6
      Whilst chicken is in the oven, add the chickpeas to the sauce and cook gently for 10 minutes.
    7. 7
      Check seasoning. Take 8 bowls, divide the maftoul between them. Pour over some sauce then top with the chicken pieces.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on June 15, 2009


      this is fantastic!!!!! try it!

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    Nutritional Facts for Maftoul With Chicken - Middle Eastern (Israeli Cous Cous)

    Serving Size: 1 (554 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 8

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 828.2
    Calories from Fat 158
    Total Fat 17.6 g
    Saturated Fat 4.6 g
    Cholesterol 75.0 mg
    Sodium 536.8 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 124.1 g
    Dietary Fiber 13.3 g
    Sugars 2.9 g
    Protein 40.7 g

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