moroccan chicken recipe

Moroccan Chicken Recipe

Moroccan Chicken with Chilli and Couscous

You will notice that most Moroccan Dishes like this Moroccan Chicken Recipe use the fragrance and flavour of lemons as an essential ingredient.

It's exciting to try dishes from other nations and cultures. I love the way the spices are combined and the fragrant aroma that wafts through my kitchen while cooking.

Couscous is a central ingredient in many Moroccan dishes and it is quite simple to prepare. This is such an easy chicken recipe but the exotic flavor from the spices makes it seem far more sophisticated.

Moroccan Chicken Recipe Ingredients

Preparation Time: 5 minutesCook Time: 10 minutes

  • 4 chicken breasts, cut into strips
  • 250g (9 oz) couscous
  • 300ml (1/2) pint chicken stock or vegetable stock (boiling hot)
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 red chilli, sliced
  • 25g (1 oz) pine nuts
  • juice and zest of 1 lemon
  • 6 tablespoons of water

How To cook Moroccan Chicken

  1. To prepare the couscous: place the cousous in a large bowl, pour over the hot stock and leave to soak for 5 minutes. It should absorb the stock and begin to expand.

  2. Season the chicken with cinnamon, salt and pepper, and stir-fry in hot oil for 6 - 8 minutes. Add the chilli and pine nuts and cook for a further minute.

  3. Stir in the lemon juice, zest and 6 tablespoons water. Let it bubble rapidly until slightly reduced. Spoon chicken and sauce over herbed couscous and serve immediately.

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