Saturday, May 19, 2012

Chicken Couscous Recipe - How to Make Chicken Couscous

Photo: Chicken Couscous

The home of tasty food recipes invites you to try Chicken Couscous recipe. Enjoy my collection of delicious food recipes and learn how to make Chicken Couscous.


2 Tbsps olive oil
1⅓ kilo chicken pieces
4 medium onions, thinly sliced
1 can whole tomatoes, (16-ounce can)
20 sprigs parsley, washed and tied with string
10 sprigs cilantro, washed and tied with string
6 to 8 cups water
8 saffron threads, crushed
1 Tbsp mixed spices, cumin, all spice, nutmeg and coriander
2 cinnamon sticks
2 tsps ground ginger
1 tsp turmeric
4 small carrots, cut into large pieces
4 small turnips, quartered
½ kilo pumpkin or winter squash
4 small potatoes
4 zucchini, peeled and cut into quarters
1 can garbanzo beans, drained and washed (15-ounce can)
salt and pepper to taste
½ kilo package of instant couscous
¼ cup butter


• In a large stockpot, heat the oil and brown the chicken on all sides for 5 to 6 minutes. Add the onions, and cook until softened, about another 5 minutes.
• Add the tomatoes, parsley, cilantro and water, and bring to a rolling boil. Cook, covered for 15 minutes.
• Reduce heat to low and add the saffron, turmeric, ginger, spices, carrots, turnips, potato and pumpkin.
• Cook, covered, until pumpkin is tender, 30 to 35 minutes.
• Remove the parsley and cilantro bundles.
• Add the zucchini and drained garbanzo beans. Simmer for 10 minutes. Meanwhile, prepare couscous according to package directions.
• Add butter and fluff with a fork.
• To serve, mound the couscous on a serving platter.
• Top artfully with all the cooked vegetables. Surround with chicken pieces. Serve with extra broth on the side.

Chef Osama

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