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Sticky Moroccan Chicken with Herby Couscous

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Sticky Moroccan chicken with herby couscous is a quick and easy meal for a busy weeknight – it’s flavoursome and only needs a little speedy food preparation to get things cooking. 

Sticky Chicken With Couscous Ingredients

  • 250g couscous
  • Small bunch flat leaf parsley – roughly chopped
  • Small bunch coriander – roughly chopped
  • zest and juice of lemon
  • 1/2 tin chickpeas
  • olive oil
  • 4 chicken breasts – sliced into chunky strips
  • 1 tbs honey
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 300g baby plum tomatoes – halved
  • medium sized cucumber – sliced
  • 2 tbs natural yogurt
  • small bunch mint leaves – finely chopped
  • salt and black pepper
Sticky Moroccan chicken tenders with baby plum tomatoes served over couscous with chickpeas and herbs

How To Make Moroccan Chicken With Couscous

  • Cook the couscous as per packet instructions then leave to one side whilst you get the rest of the dinner ready.
  • Add a splash of olive oil to a large frying pan – add in the chicken, season with salt and black pepper and stir fry for a couple of minutes. Drizzle over the honey and continue to cook over a medium heat for 10 minutes – turning often.
  • Tip in the ground cinnamon, ground cumin and baby plum tomatoes – cook for around 5-8 minutes until softened and the chicken is cooked through completely with no pink remaining.
  • Whilst the chicken cooks – finish off the couscous – stir through the chickpeas, lemon juice and zest, and chopped parsley and coriander – then divide between the plates ready to serve.
  • Mix up the minty yogurt dip – add the sliced cucumber to a bowl – stir in the yogurt and mint.
  • To serve spoon the chicken and tomatoes over the couscous and add a spoonful of the minty yogurt.

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Make Chicken And Couscous Your Way

  • Switch the Moroccan vibe and go for Indian flavours – add curry paste to the chicken. 
  • Try it Italian style and switch the cumin and cinnamon for green pesto or a big pinch of Italian mixed herbs.
  • Switch the couscous for 2 pouches of flavoured microwave rice for a quick alternative. 

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How To Serve Moroccan Chicken And Couscous

  • Great for a quick and easy midweek dinner. 

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Sticky Moroccan chicken tenders with baby plum tomatoes served over couscous with chickpeas and herbs. Text overlay saying 30 minute recipe - sticky moroccan chicken and couscous, www.daisiesandpie.co.uk

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Yield: Serves 4

Moroccan Chicken With Couscous

Sticky Moroccan chicken tenders with baby plum tomatoes served over couscous with chickpeas and herbs

Sticky Moroccan Chicken with Herby Couscous
Quick and easy chicken dinner recipe

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 250g couscous
  • Small bunch flat leaf parsley - roughly chopped
  • Small bunch coriander - roughly chopped
  • zest and juice of lemon
  • 1/2 tin chickpeas
  • olive oil
  • 4 chicken breasts - sliced into chunky strips
  • 1 tbs honey
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 300g baby plum tomatoes - halved
  • medium sized cucumber - sliced
  • 2 tbs natural yogurt
  • small bunch mint leaves - finely chopped
  • salt and black pepper

Instructions

    1. Cook the couscous as per packet instructions then leave to one side whilst you get the rest of the dinner ready.
    2. Add a splash of olive oil to a large frying pan - add in the chicken, season with salt and black pepper and stir fry for a couple of minutes.
    3. Drizzle over the honey and continue to cook over a medium heat for 10 minutes - turning often.
    4. Tip in the ground cinnamon, ground cumin and baby plum tomatoes - cook for around 5-8 minutes until softened and the chicken is cooked through completely with no pink remaining.
    5. Whilst the chicken cooks - finish off the couscous - stir through the chickpeas, lemon juice and zest, and chopped parsley and coriander - then divide between the plates ready to serve.
    6. Mix up the minty yogurt dip - add the sliced cucumber to a bowl - stir in the yogurt and mint.
    7. To serve spoon the chicken and tomatoes over the couscous and add a spoonful of the minty yogurt.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 417Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 102mgSodium: 288mgCarbohydrates: 41gFiber: 5gSugar: 16gProtein: 43g

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