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Moroccan Chicken with Couscous

Great source of protein, selenium, vitamin B6 and phosphorous.

Course Main Course
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Calories 3431 kcal
Author Monica AlgaeCal

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

  1. Place a large skillet over medium-high heat.

  2. While the skillet is heating, apply 1-2 tsp of olive oil onto chicken pieces, distributing evenly. Season thoroughly with salt and pepper.

  3. Once the skillet is heated, add the remaining olive oil and coat the pan.

  4. 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.

  5. Remove the chicken from the heat and add to a plate.

  6. Add onions, zucchini, and peppers to the pan and saute until softened. Add the cumin, paprika, and turmeric and cook until fragrant.

  7. Add your can of tomatoes to the pan and chicken broth and place your chicken back into the pan as well.

  8. Cover and simmer for 15 minutes. Then uncover for 10 minutes longer or until chicken is cooked all the way through.

  9. While the chicken is cooking, prepare couscous to package directions.

  10. 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!

Recipe Notes

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

Nutrition Facts
Moroccan Chicken with Couscous
Amount Per Serving
Calories 3431 Calories from Fat 1314
% Daily Value*
Fat 146g225%
Saturated Fat 37g231%
Cholesterol 571mg190%
Sodium 2590mg113%
Potassium 4516mg129%
Carbohydrates 327g109%
Fiber 36g150%
Sugar 26g29%
Protein 199g398%
Vitamin A 13075IU262%
Vitamin C 392.1mg475%
Calcium 564mg56%
Iron 26.2mg146%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.