Moroccan Chicken Soup With Apricot Couscous

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 20 mins

From what I understand, this Moroccan-Style soup reflects many of the bold spices in North Africa, such as coriander, cumin, cinnamon and cardamon. Here we made Apricot Couscous, to serve on top. The numbers are not low but you are getting a whole and very filling meal! The couscous also makes a nice side dish for chicken, fish or lamb. Make the couscous while making the soup. - June 2009

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. SOUP:.
  2. Sauté onion in oil in a large pot over medium heat until onion is soft, 5 minutes.
  3. Add gingerroot, garlic, paprika, coriander, cumin, cinnamon, cardamom, turmeric, nutmeg, and pepper flakes.
  4. Cook 1 minute.
  5. Deglaze pot with wine, reduce until liquid is nearly evaporated.
  6. Stir in broth, chicken, chickpeas, tomatoes, artichoke hearts, and olives.
  7. Bring to a boil.
  8. Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer soup for 10 minutes.
  9. Season with salt and pepper.
  10. Garnish soup with cilantro and almonds.
  11. Serve with Apricot Couscous and E N J O Y!
  13. Bring water honey, oil, lemon juice, zest and salt to a boil in a saucepan.
  14. Remove from heat.
  15. Stir in couscous and apricots: cover and let stand until water is absorbed, about 5 minutes.
  16. Fluff couscous with a fork before serving with soup.
Most Helpful

This recipe is from a 2009 Cuisine at home eRecipe. I made it last night for the first time and wondered why I waited so long. Easy and delicious! I have sent this on to several friends, the perfect dish for the cooler weather.

5 5

This was prepared at a cooking class I attended, and wow, IS it full of flavor. The mixture of spices doesn't exactly clean out your sinuses (it's not that spicy hot) but it's a great combo of flavors. The instructor made a small mound of couscous in the middle of a wide bowl and carefully spooned the soup around the edge. With the cilantro and almonds on top, it was really a pretty soup to serve. Worth making.

5 5

I kind of stumbled across this recipe. I liked the mix of ingredients. This is one of the best soups I have ever eaten. The aroma coming from the kitchen while this is simmering brings my family to the table.The Apricot Couscous is great. I usually need to make a double batch.
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