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Couscous Royale

Couscous Royale

  • Prep

    45 m
  • Cook

    45 m
  • Ready In

    1 h 30 m
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Impress your friends with this classic Middle Eastern dish which can be spiced up or toned down according to preference. Great for chilly autumn or winter days. All the prep time is in the chopping, the rest is easy!

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  • Calories:
  • 934 kcal
  • 47%
  • Fat:
  • 39 g
  • 60%
  • Carbs:
  • 80.5g
  • 26%
  • Protein:
  • 62.2 g
  • 124%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 169 mg
  • 56%
  • Sodium:
  • 601 mg
  • 24%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Directions

  1. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken thighs, skin-side down, and sear until golden brown on both sides; set aside. Reduce heat to medium, add sausage, and cook sausage until no longer pink; set aside.
  2. Stir garlic and onions into skillet; cook until onions have softened and turned translucent. Stir in the carrots, celery, rutabaga, green pepper, red pepper, diced tomatoes, garbanzos, and 2 cups chicken stock. Season with thyme, turmeric, cayenne, harissa, and bay leaf. Cut sausage into 1--inch pieces, and add to skillet along with chicken. Cover, and simmer for 30 minutes until chicken is no longer pink. When the chicken is done, stir in the zucchini, and cook until tender, about 5 minutes.
  3. While the chicken is cooking, mix 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) into couscous in a heatproof bowl. Bring 2 cups of chicken stock to a boil and stir into the couscous, cover, and keep hot.
  4. Serve chicken stew over the couscous with a dollop of yogurt.
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Chicken
26

Chicken

8/26/2008

This is very good and quite impressive. I tend to make it with either just chicken or just sausage depending on what I have in the freezer. The yogurt on top makes it slightly less spicy and gives a wonderful last touch to the recipe. I will continue to make this.

Jackie M.
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Jackie M.

2/21/2008

This dish was so good! I forgot to add the yogurt at the end and couldn't find any harissa but otherwise made it the same. Our friends that we had over were impressed and my husband loved it. It was a bit spicy for me but I think that using mild italian sausage would help out with that area. My only complaint (if you can even call it that) is that this says 6 servings but we had 4 adults eating it and still had half of it left over afterwards! But the leftovers taste just as good. Thanks for an excellent recipe!

delish
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delish

1/15/2008

This dish was so tasty. My boyfriend and I loved it. I did not have chicken thighs (which, I'm sure, would have been lovely) so I quartered a couple chicken breasts. I did not have harissa, nor do I know what it is, so I omitted it. Regardless, this dish tasted super good. Just spicy enough and the sizing of the veg was perfect. Also, the veg remained somewhat firm - just the way we like it. I will be making this again.

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