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How couscous is made with chicken and vegetables

Couscous is a dish that comes from the Berber culture, nomads of the desert, although it has more and more acceptance in other countries. Its success is based on the fact that it is quite tasty, in addition to not being very complicated to prepare. Besides, couscous can be cooked in many ways. One of the most traditional recipes, especially in Islamic cultures, is to accompany it with lamb meat. But there are many more ways to do it.

From, we propose this recipe with vegetables and chicken. It is quite easy to make and you are sure to surprise your guests. Here you have step by step how couscous is made with chicken and vegetables. A recipe that is very rich and also very complete from the nutritional point of view for the ingredients with which it is cooked and that you can take both at noon and for dinner.

4 people 45 minutes Medium difficulty Ingredients:
  • 400 grams of couscous
  • 1 medium carrot
  • 1 medium sized zucchini
  • 1 red pepper
  • 1 green pepper
  • 2 onions
  • 2 whole chicken breasts
  • Salt
  • Curry
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 chicken carcass
  • Laurel
  • Thyme
You will need to:
  • A casserole to prepare the broth.
  • A strainer to strain the broth.
  • A bowl or other casserole to store the strained broth.
  • A pan to brown the chicken and vegetables.
  • Knife to chop vegetables and chicken meat.
  • A casserole to prepare the couscous.
  • A large flat dish to place couscous with chicken and vegetables.
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To prepare this couscous recipe with vegetables and chickenfirst of all we need prepare a broth for what you must put a casserole with water, in which we will be adding the chicken carcass, the onion, the bay leaf and the thyme. It is put on fire for a few 30 minutes approximately. After that time, strain and leave the stock reserved for when we need it. The ingredients we have used to do it, you can throw them away because we are not going to need them anymore.

2

Once you have left the casserole in the fire to make the broth, you can take advantage to chop all vegetables you'll see in the list of ingredients above. You also have to prepare chicken breasts, ensuring that the pieces you make are medium sized.

3

Then, put a pan on the fire and add the extra virgin olive oil to brown the chicken pieces. It is important that they are well browned by all parties, but not excessively made because, inside, it is essential that chicken meat is raw. As you have them ready, put them in a fountain to reserve them until we need them again.

4

When you have browned the chicken, take another pan - or clean the one you have used - and put some olive oil back to saute vegetables that you have previously chopped

5

Add the golden chicken to the pan with sauteed vegetables, as well as the curry. Stir well to mix everything and add half a glass of broth. All this you have to leave in the fire until all the broth has been consumed. The temperature must be average.

6

Take another casserole again and put 4 cups of broth. When it is boiling, remove from heat and add 400 grams of couscous. You should stir until you see that there is no liquid left.

7

Put back the couscous over low heat, having to be some 2 minutes. During that time, it is important that you continue stirring. After, let it rest with the lid on about 5 minutes for the couscous to finish cooking well.

8

And, with these steps, it is only necessary to place, for what the couscous is placed at the bottom of a large flat fountain, which is better than individual dishes so that each one is then served what you want, and vegetables and vegetables are added Chicken pieces on top. Your plate of couscous with chicken and vegetables will be ready!

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Tips
  • Instead of making the broth, you can buy it already made. You will save time, although the recipe is tastier if you prepare it at home with natural ingredients.
  • Once the couscous is made, so that it is more loose, you can add a little olive oil.