Moroccan Chicken With Couscous

READY IN: 40mins
Recipe by Aileen2

This is a recipe I modified slightly from a book called '1000 classic recipes. I made it for the first time last night and it is gorgeous.

Top Review by UmmBinat

I made this for DD (toddler) and I with rice because we are wheat free and no sauce as I was in a rush. I threw everything in the pot together and it was sill rated 5. I did not even garnish with the fresh mint. I used all a canola olive oil mix as we are dairy free and replaced the nutmeg with allspice because of its intoxicant nature. I would like to try this again properly.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Fry chicken portions skin side down in butter and oil until golden.
  2. Turn.
  3. Add onions, garlic, spices, salt, orange juice and 300ml of water.
  4. Cover and bring to the boil, reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes.
  5. Mix couscous with salt and 350ml of water.
  6. Leave to soak for 5 minutes.
  7. Add rest of ingredients for couscous.
  8. Line a steamer with greaseproof paper and spoon the cous cous inches.
  9. Place over chicken and steam for 10 minutes.
  10. Remove steamer, stir honey into chicken liquid and boil rapidly for 3-4 minutes. (At this point I stirred in 1 tsp of cornflour mixed with a little water to thicken the sauce).
  11. Serve chicken on top of couscous and pour over a little of the sauce.

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