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Moroccan Chicken with Couscous

Monica AlgaeCal
Great source of protein, selenium, vitamin B6 and phosphorous.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Moroccan
Servings 1
Calories 3431 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 medium free range chicken quartered (you will be left with two breasts, two wings, and two leg/thighs.)
  • 1 can diced tomatoes BPA-free
  • 1 small yellow onion sliced
  • 1 bunch fresh parsley or cilantro chopped
  • 1 lemon sliced into 4 wedges
  • 1 zucchini chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper chopped
  • 1 cup chicken broth organic
  • 2 cups couscous
  • 1 tbsp olive oil extra virgin
  • 1 tbsp cumin
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Optional

  • 1/2 cup green olives pitted

Instructions
 

  • Place a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  • While the skillet is heating, apply 1-2 tsp of olive oil onto chicken pieces, distributing evenly. Season thoroughly with salt and pepper.
  • Once the skillet is heated, add the remaining olive oil and coat the pan.
  • Add the chicken skin down to the pan and cook for 7 minutes, or until browned. Then turn over for an additional 6-7 minutes.
  • Remove the chicken from the heat and add to a plate.
  • Add onions, zucchini, and peppers to the pan and saute until softened. Add the cumin, paprika, and turmeric and cook until fragrant.
  • Add your can of tomatoes to the pan and chicken broth and place your chicken back into the pan as well.
  • Cover and simmer for 15 minutes. Then uncover for 10 minutes longer or until chicken is cooked all the way through.
  • While the chicken is cooking, prepare couscous to package directions.
  • Once couscous and chicken are ready, scoop couscous onto plates and place chicken and its veggies on top. Garnish with additional fresh chopped parsley or cilantro and add the lemon wedges. Enjoy!

Notes

The remaining chicken bones and trimmings can be used for stock.

Nutrition

Calories: 3431kcalCarbohydrates: 327gProtein: 199gFat: 146gSaturated Fat: 37gCholesterol: 571mgSodium: 2590mgPotassium: 4516mgFiber: 36gSugar: 26gVitamin A: 13075IUVitamin C: 392.1mgCalcium: 564mgIron: 26.2mg
Keyword chicken, couscous
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