Moroccan Chicken and Couscous Soup

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by dicentra

Quick From Scratch Soups & Salads - Food & Wine. WINE: Soup with such a riot of flavors needs a wine that's big but simple. Try a California zinfandel here for its generous, spicy fruit, supple texture, and full body. Berry-flavored zinfandel.

Top Review by carmenskitchen

This recipe is also in the Quick from Scratch Chicken Cookbook -- Food and Wine, which I own. I have been meaning to make this one and I just so happened to have almost everything on hand. I love recipes that require so little ingredients but are high in flavor. I was skeptical at first, thinking that it wasn't going to be very robust but I was wrong. Served with a simple salad and wine. Thanks for the post!!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large pot, heat the oil over moderate heat. Add the onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until translucent, about 5 minutes.
  2. Increase the heat to moderately high. Add the chicken, cayenne, cumin, salt, and pepper to the pot. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 2 minutes.
  3. Stir in the sweet potato, zucchini, tomato puree, water, and broth. Bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are tender, about 10 minutes.
  4. Add the couscous to the soup. Simmer for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove the pot from the heat. Let the soup stand, covered, for 2 minutes; add the parsley and serve.

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