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    North African Chicken and Couscous

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    1 hr 34 mins

    30 mins

    1 hr 4 mins

    AcadiaTwo's Note:

    This recipe was in a packet of recipes from my DD's culinary school - International Hot Foods. I have had to add approximate times to the process. I have not tried it.

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    1. 1
      In a large sauce pan, add olive oil and saute onions until caramelized on low heat for about 8-10 minutes stirring frequently.
    2. 2
      Add cumin and sugar and cook for an additional 1-2 minutes stirring on low. (Do not let sugar burn).
    3. 3
      Cut chicken pieces into bite sized pieces.
    4. 4
      Add stock, chickpeas, raisins, saffron, cinnamon, chicken and bring to a light boil, then cover, reduce to simmer and cook for 30 minutes stirring frequently.
    5. 5
      Meanwhile, pre-heat the oven at 350 degrees F. Line a jelly roll pan with baking parchment paper, toast the almonds with the clarified butter drizzled over them for about 10-15 minutes in a 350 degree F oven and set aside.
    6. 6
      Stir couscous into boiling water, remove from heat and cover tightly, let stand for 8 minutes.
    7. 7
      Uncover and fluff with a fork.
    8. 8
      Serve with couscous on bottom, then chicken mixture and top with toasted almonds.
    9. 9

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on December 18, 2013


      This was really good. The only change I made was to decrease the couscous to 2c, which made plenty for the 4 of us. The package said the water:couscous ratio is 1:1 so I still used 2c water & it came out perfect. Made for Winter NA/ME Tag 2013. :)

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    • on January 11, 2013


      I reduced the amount to 2 servings and it made exactly that, a perfect 2 servings. Couldn't resist using my tagine for cooking so once everything was mixed I just put it into the tagine and in the oven at 350F for 30 mins and it turned out wonderful. I didn't add any sugar to the onions (and didn't miss it in any way) but all else was by the recipe. I might add some parsley or something such next time only to add a some color, it really doesn't need anything extra flavor wise, it's delicious.

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    Nutritional Facts for North African Chicken and Couscous

    Serving Size: 1 (440 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 1119.1
    Calories from Fat 334
    Total Fat 37.2 g
    Saturated Fat 11.5 g
    Cholesterol 119.4 mg
    Sodium 375.6 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 143.5 g
    Dietary Fiber 12.3 g
    Sugars 30.8 g
    Protein 53.4 g

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