Chicken with Couscous and Chickpeas

    40 minutes

    A very easy and healthy dinner of chicken cooked in a tomato based sauce with chickpeas and spices and served with couscous.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 1 onion
    • 2 tablespoons oil
    • 2 chicken breast fillets, cut into bite sized pieces
    • salt and pepper, to taste
    • 1 small piece fresh ginger, finely diced
    • 2 cloves garlic, finely diced
    • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
    • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
    • 1 (410g) tin diced tomatoes
    • 1 (400g) tin chickpeas
    • 175g couscous
    • 1 cup (250ml) chicken stock
    • 2 teaspoons capers
    • 1 tablespoon toasted pine nuts

    Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:40min 

    1. Cut the onion in half and slice one half into half rings. Dice the other half.
    2. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a frying pan over medium heat and fry the chicken on all sides until no longer pink in the middle. Season with salt and pepper and set aside.
    3. Place the diced onion in the frying pan and cook, stirring, until soft. Add ginger and garlic and fry a few minutes until fragrant.
    4. Add cumin and cinnamon and stir well. Add tomatoes and their juice and bring to the boil. Turn down the heat and simmer over low temperature at least 10 minutes.
    5. Meanwhile, heat the remaining tablespoon oil in a small saucepan and fry the sliced onion until soft. Add couscous and chicken stock, bring to the boil and remove from the heat. Cover and let sit 5 minutes, until stock is absorbed.
    6. Return the chicken meat to the simmering tomatoes. Add chickpeas, stir and heat through. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
    7. As soon as the couscous is ready, stir in capers and pine nuts. Serve with the chicken.

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    Easy to make, very tasty, it will be on my favourite list. Would make a great vegetarian dish but just omitting the chicken  -  11 Jun 2014  (Review from Allrecipes UK & Ireland)


    I was looking for something different to do with chicken and saw this. It was easy to make, I just added some green beans, otherwise I didn't need to change anything. It was a hit with the family who ate it all and my 11 year old said he defiantly wanted it again. Thank you  -  02 Jun 2014  (Review from Allrecipes UK & Ireland)