Moroccan chicken with lemon couscous

Moroccan chicken with lemon couscous

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Cooking time

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 20 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

Fragrant, tender chicken with zesty lemon couscous makes a healthy Moroccan meal in minutes

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Healthy
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
344
protein
41g
carbs
39g
fat
4g
saturates
1g
fibre
2g
sugar
6g
salt
0.44g
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Ingredients

  • 250g couscous
  • zest and juice 1 lemon
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp clear honey
  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts, sliced into large strips
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 400g can chopped tomatoes
  • 150ml chicken stock
  • 200g fine green beans, trimmed

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Method

  1. Put the couscous, half the lemon zest and half the juice in a medium bowl and pour over 400ml boiling water. Cover with cling film and leave to soak while you cook the chicken.
  2. Heat oil in a large non-stick frying pan, drizzle honey and some seasoning over the chicken and fry over a medium heat for 5-6 mins, until golden.
  3. Mix in the spices, followed by the tomatoes, stock, beans and remaining lemon zest and juice. Bring to the boil and simmer, uncovered, for 8-10 mins or until the beans are tender. Fork through the couscous to fluff it up, then serve with the chicken.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, November 2010

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amanda.whitfield's picture
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Really tasty and was so quick to make. I added loads of extra cumin and a bit extra honey (extra tbsp max). Nice and healthy!

JonathonO's picture
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Fantastic dish that is simple to make and tastes awesome.

danielasjorge's picture

A little TOO lemony for me. Only putting about a teaspoon of lemon juice on cous cous is more than enough.

sutty's picture
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I agree that it looked nothing like the picture as it was not as dry, however I thought it was lovely. I added broad beans as well as green beans and served it with mango chutney- scrummy :-)

higginsn's picture
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Thought I'd give this a try as I had some green beans to use up. Very average dish

cazzawatto's picture
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Really easy to make and very tasty. Low calorie food shouldn't taste this good!

wendy_darling's picture
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I took note of the other positive comments and used ras el hanout, reduced the sauce right down and served with mint yoghurt. Really quick, easy and tasty

lydiapaiva's picture
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Not much flavour.

zhagan's picture
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delicious

aimees1509's picture
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I was very concerned after following the recipe that it was very saucy but used some of the sauce to make the cous cous, which worked wonderfully!

Also added some chillis to add a touch more spice.

Easy to follow recipe.

sphocas's picture
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It was really delicios! I doubled the spices, however, and I added diced apricots to the couscous. I found that the sweetness of the apricots went very well with the lemon. All in all, a delicious meal!

frenchie3572's picture
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I found that recipe so easy to follow! I added a touch of Harissa to give it a little kick and it tasted fantastic :)

natlee89's picture
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Came out very runny, not nice at all. Would not make again. Didn't seem to have much flavour either.

cjsansom's picture
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Unlike other comments, mine came out exactly like the photo! In fact I added more stock rather than reduced it ... Good for a mid-week, family meal. Husband suggested adding more cumin next time.

sammendez1's picture
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Didn't love the cous cous - it was pretty bland, the packets are much better and are always very low in fat etc.
The chicken and beans were lovely though, great flavour.

ummyusef's picture
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Very nice :) I wasn't too sure about all that lemon with tomato and honey but it worked very well together.

helenrandall's picture
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Why dont the recipes ever come out looking the same as the photos on this website? I followed the instructions exactly as I didn't see the comments about how runny the sauce was - it actually looked more like a soup! Also, the colour of the sauce was more red than brown. Tasted ok but was rather annoyed it didn't look as nice as the photo.

jaylou77's picture
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Made this before reading the comments above, it needed more flavour and the green beans didn't quite work. I would make again but use comments to improve the recipe....

vivkenyon's picture
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I've made this twice and on both occasions I used some Ras al Hanout instead of the cumin and cinnamon. The first time I marinated the chicken for about an hour. The second time for about 24 hours. On both occasions it was delicious and has definitely become one of my current favourites.

beverleyc's picture
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Average but nice enough. An ok midweek meal. Used bulghur wheat instead of couscous.

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