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Sticky Moroccan Chicken with Herby Couscous

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

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 Moroccan Chicken with Herby Couscous

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: Serves 4

Sticky Moroccan Chicken with Herby Couscous

Quick and easy chicken dinner recipe


  • 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


  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. Drizzle over the honey and continue to cook over a medium heat for 10 minutes - turning often.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Mix up the minty yogurt dip - add the sliced cucumber to a bowl - stir in the yogurt and mint.
  6. 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. 
How to serve Moroccan chicken and couscous
  • Great for a quick and easy midweek dinner. 

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