Moroccan Chicken and Whole Grain Couscous

Recipe by ElizabethKnicely

A flavorful chicken stew that uses exotic spices and nice vegetables served over whole-grain couscous. This recipe was actually a real chicken contest winner! Vegetables and even meat can vary according to taste, but I find squash, carrots, bell pepper, and lamb work well in this recipe. Even though the spices seem strange, the flavors are subtle but fragrant! A real favorite at home.

Top Review by AlaskaPam

This was a delicious stew! It was simple to make and fast for a stew. It would be easy to make on a week night, but delicious enough to serve to guests. I had everything on hand to make this which is a bonus! I did use regular couscous because I didn't have whole wheat, I'll try the whole wheat another time. Thanks for posting this, it is great for someone like me that is new to Moroccan food. Made for ZWT9

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Prepare the couscous according to package directions.
  2. Heat the oil in a large pot over medium heat, and cook until tender. Mix in bay leaves, cloves, cinnamon, turmeric, and cayenne pepper. Place chicken in the pot, and cook until well browned. Pour garbanzo beans, tomatoes, and broth into the pot, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, and simmer 25 minutes.
  3. Mix carrots and zucchini into pot. Season with salt. Continue cooking 10 minutes, or until vegetables are tender. Serve stew over cooked couscous.

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