Sunday, January 2, 2011

Traditional Moroccan Couscous with Chicken

The Middle Eastern Food Kitchen (The home of delicious Middle Eastern Food Recipes) invites you to try Traditional Moroccan Couscous with Chicken  Recipe. Enjoy Moroccan cooking recipes and learn how to make Traditional Moroccan Couscous with Chicken.

Preparation time :     15 minutes
Cooking time :     35 minutes
Serves: 6 persons 


2 tablespoons olive oil
1 large onion or 200 g, chopped
500 g skinned chicken breasts
3 cloves garlic, crushed
½ cup fresh parsley or 35 g, chopped
¾ teaspoon ground cardamom
¾ teaspoon ground coriander
¾ teaspoon dried ginger powder
¾ teaspoon ground black pepper
¼ teaspoon saffron filaments
3 medium tomatoes or 450 g, diced
2 medium carrots or 200 g, cut into cubes
1 small cinnamon stick
1 cup water or 250 ml
2 cubes MAGGI® Chicken Less Salt Bouillon
1 can canned chickpeas or 400 g, drained
2 medium zucchini or 200 g, cut into cubes


Warm oil in a large pan and fry onions over medium heat for 3-4 minutes or until tender. Add chicken, garlic, parsley, all spices and saffron. Cook for 4-5 minutes.

Add tomatoes, carrot, cinnamon, water and MAGGI® Chicken Less Salt Bouillon cubes. Bring to boil, cover and simmer for 20 minutes or until chicken is almost tender.

Add chickpeas and zucchinis and cook for 10 minutes or until cooked.

Serve with cooked couscous.

Other tips :     Carrots are the richest source of Vitamin A. Being an antioxidant, Vitamin A is a potent anti-cancer compound.

Nutritional Information:
Fats :     11.00 g
Protein :     22.00 g
Carbohydrate :     29.00 g
Energy :     303.00 Kcal

More Couscous Recipes:

Moroccan meatballs with herb couscous
Middle Eastern Chicken Pot and Butter-Nut Couscous
Couscous with Lamb Stew
Couscous with 7 Vegetables

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