Moroccan Chicken and Whole Grain Couscous

Moroccan Chicken and Whole Grain Couscous


"A flavorful chicken stew that uses exotic spices and nice vegetables served over whole-grain couscous. This recipe was actually a real chicken contest winner! Vegetables and even meat can vary according to taste, but I find squash, carrots, bell peppers, and lamb work well in this recipe. Even though the spices seem strange, the flavors are subtle but fragrant! A real favorite at home."


1 h servings 399 cals
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Original recipe yields 6 servings



  • Calories:
  • 399 kcal
  • 20%
  • Fat:
  • 6.7 g
  • 10%
  • Carbs:
  • 50.7g
  • 16%
  • Protein:
  • 33.4 g
  • 67%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 67 mg
  • 22%
  • Sodium:
  • 1539 mg
  • 62%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Prepare the couscous according to package directions.
  2. Heat the oil in a large pot over medium heat, and cook onion until tender. Mix in bay leaves, cloves, cinnamon, turmeric, and cayenne pepper. Place chicken in the pot, and cook until well browned. Pour garbanzo beans, tomatoes, and broth into the pot, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, and simmer 25 minutes.
  3. Mix carrots and zucchini into pot. Season with salt. Continue cooking 10 minutes, or until vegetables are tender. Serve stew over cooked couscous.
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  1. 138 Ratings


This is absolutely delicious and visually appealing, too! I noticed one reviewer said it was bland and another said it was watery, so I increased the spices a bit and decreased the broth to 30 ...

This is really a HEALING stew and has many cancer fighting ingredients and high metabolic spices (tumeric, clove, cinnamon, etc.). It is great for people fighting diabetes, cancer or just want g...

I made this last night for 9 people. I doubled the recipe and put everything in the crockpot. Wonderful! To give it and extra kick we added mango chutney, which complemented the dish very wel...

The only reason I didn't give this 5 stars is because I made a few changes. I used Chicken thighs instead of breast, and I added them whole. They end up breaking up really nicely. I was also ...

Not worth four stars, but better than three. It was good, but considering the wonderful spices, I found it to be somewhat bland (my daughter said it was "watery"). I think that 48 oz is way to...

Awesome recipe. I worked for years at a gourmet Moroccan recipe and my family said I out-did the restaurant. I did mix it up a bit though. First I added about five carrots and an extra zucchini ...

It's really good dish- However, this dish is even better the next day - because it becomes more like gravy- instead of liquidy soup. It's very tasty- I added brown sugar and raisins to sweetened...

This came out really well. There was a bit too much liquid for the stated cooking time. I increased the simmering time at the end of the recipe by 20 minutes and the problem was solved. Using...

I made this last night and oh my gosh, how wonderful. The spices were perfect, giving it wonderful flavor. Even my picky 6 yr old loved it. It did have a lot of liquid, but it worked for us as w...