Wednesday, 27 April 2011

Spicy couscous and chicken.

I'm not a big fan of Ainsley Harriot's couscous sachets, the couscous always come out very sticky and does not always absorb water properly.  So, I came up with my own flavoursome couscous dish with spicy chicken using a small collection of herbs and fresh vegetables.

Ingredients - couscous!
The amount of Couscous you want to eat
x1 tsp Turmeric
x1 tsp of Ras El Hanout
x1 medium chilli
x2 garlic cloves
x1 small handful of fresh coriander
1/2 tin of chick peas
1/2 Knorr chicken stock cube
Pinch of salt&pepper

Ingredients - spicy chicken!
x2 chicken breasts or thighs
x1 handful of spinach
x1 beef tomato
x1 tsp of cayenne pepper
x1 pinch of fresh coriander
Pinch of salt&pepper


  1. Prepare your chicken by scoring it four times on the side that you are cooking it.  Lay it on a bed of spinach, add your herbs and place 1/2 a beef tomato on top.  Cook this for 20-25 minutes on 200'C.
  2. Wait 15 minutes after you've started cooking the chicken before preparing the couscous.  Boil a kettle and put your couscous in a measuring jug.  Add your herbs and stock cube, and poor in enough boiled water to just cover the couscous, mix with a fork until all the water has absorbed.  Add your chili, garlic and chick peas.
  3. Place your couscous in the middle of a plate and place the chicken, spinach and tomatoes on top. SERVE HOT!

NB: For those of you who do not like spicy food you can eat this without the chili in the couscous and without the cayenne pepper on the chicken.
Hope you all had a lovely Easter weekend.


All That I'm Eating said...

I know what you mean, those Ainsley Harriot things are rubbish. Waitrose do quite nice ones if you want to cheat. Homemade tends to be nicer though and this sounds lovely.

Victoria said...

oh wow!! sounds yummy! i am always looking for ways to spice up my couscous! :)

shadownlight said...

that really looks yummmiieeee


it's so cool!!! I want it!!

ciao ciao from Rome

Marguerite said...

I love spicy food and this dish looks fab! Thanks for the great recipes!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for posting the couscous recipe. I never know how to cook it.