Recipe: Moroccan Chicken with Couscous

Recipe: Moroccan Chicken with Couscous

It feels like a while since we’ve posted a recipe. The last time we shared what we’ve been cooking with you were the savoury pancakes we had back in Feb. God, that really was ages ago!

Well we’re back, and we’re on a health kick. You’d be shocked to think so seeing as we’ve been eating out a lot. We’ve had good reason to celebrate though!

So how have we started being healthier? Well we’ve started to move away from frying everything and have been enjoying roasting and baking most of our meals. We’ve also stopped eating white bread, rice & potato so hopefully we’ll start feeling the effects soon.

Here’s a dinner we’ve had a few times now and still really enjoy. Josh always makes extra so I can take some couscous to work with me for lunch. Which saves me having to eat a depressing meal deal from Tesco.

You can add different vegetables and you can easily replace the chicken with a different meat or vegetarian alternative, it’s a versatile dish!

Ingredients | Serves 2 | Takes 40 minutes (+2 hours to marinade) 

  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 1 cup couscous
  • Handful raisins
  • 150ml veg stock
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 Red pepper
  • 1 Red onion
  • Handful of Peas
  • Handful of Sweetcorn
  • 2tsp Lemon juice
  • 8 Cherry tomatoes

Method

  1. Make the marinade for the chicken by mixing cinnamon, allspice, cumin, coriander, chopped coriander, chilli, lemon juice, oil, paprika, salt and pepper
  2. Add the chicken to bowl and coat in the marinate, leave for 2 hours or overnight.
  3. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees.
  4. Put the chicken breasts on a baking tray and bake in oven for 40 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, chop onion and pepper into small chunks and halve cherry tomatoes
  6. Bake the chopped veg in oven with chicken for 35 minutes
  7. When the chicken is around 5 minutes away from being done put the peas in saucepan to boil
  8. Pour stock over the couscous until it is completely covered and leave for around 5 minutes and then fluff up with a fork.
  9. Mix couscous with sweetcorn, peas, roast veg, lemon juice, raisins and season with salt and pepper.
  10. Serve chicken on a bed of couscous.

This is such an easy & healthy dish to make, very little oil is used and you can throw in as many veggies as you like!

What’s your go-to healthy meal? Let us know in the comments!

 

 

Follow: