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Chicken Couscous

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Makes: 4 servings Prep 15 mins Cook 36 mins View Nutrition Facts


  • 2 tablespoons  olive oil
  • 1/4 cup  sliced almonds
  • 3/4 pound  boneless, skinless chicken thighs, fat trimmed, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1/4 teaspoon  salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon  freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 bunch scallions, white and light green parts only, thinly sliced
  • 1 zucchini, cut in half lengthwise and thinly sliced
  • 2 carrots, cut in half lengthwise and thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon  ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon  ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon  ground coriander
  • 1/4 teaspoon  turmeric
  • 1 1/4 cups  low-sodium chicken stock
  • 1 large tomato, chopped
  • 1/2 cup  canned chickpeas, drained
  • 1/2 lemon, zest peeled into 1/2-inch- thick strips, juice to taste
  • 1/3 cup  raisins
  • 3/4 cup  whole-wheat couscous
  • 1/4 cup  chopped parsley


1. Warm the oil in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add the almonds; toast until golden, 2 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer them to a bowl.

2. Season the chicken with the salt and black pepper, add to pot and cook until browned, 10 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer chicken to a plate. Add the scallions, zucchini and carrots; cook 6 minutes. Mix in the cinnamon, cumin, coriander and turmeric; saute 1 minute.

3. Add the chicken stock, tomato, chickpeas, lemon zest and raisins; bring to a simmer. Return chicken to pot, cover and simmer 10 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer chicken and vegetables to a serving bowl. Season with lemon juice. Cover and keep warm.

4. Add the couscous to the liquid remaining in pot, cover and turn off heat. Let rest 5 minutes; fluff couscous with a fork. Serve chicken and vegetables over couscous, garnished with almonds and parsley.

Chicken Couscous
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schopp66 wrote:

grammar, that is! ;)

3/11/2012 04:28:22 PM Report Abuse
schopp66 wrote:

Sunnyyeat07, if anyone is an idiot, then it's you. Why be so aggressive? And when you call names, be sure that you're perfect. Check your grammer, punctuation and spelling. And of course cinnamon adds a sweet flavor to anything!

3/11/2012 04:27:02 PM Report Abuse
charneym1 wrote:

Sunnyyear, shame on you, you don't have to be nasty

2/5/2012 04:19:53 PM Report Abuse
sunnyyear07 wrote:

This response is to Bombardi2009....not makers of this homepage.

12/11/2011 08:15:20 PM Report Abuse
shaunnahu wrote:

Loved it!!! This is a great combination of spices! I omitted the raisins, raisins are a little sweet for me, and I uses brown rice instead of couscous. I will be making this again for sure.

12/11/2011 05:50:19 PM Report Abuse

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