The month of Ramadan is the month in which the Quran was sent down,
a guidance for the people, and clear verses of guidance and criterion.
[Quran: Chapter 2:183]


Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Iftar Recipes | Moroccan Chicken Couscous

Today we feature an iftar recipe from Morocco. It is a popular and easy to make home-made main dish in Morocco during Ramadan. Couscous is a staple grain from semolina wheat or pounded pearl millet.

Iftar Recipe
Chicken Couscous from Morocco

Morocco is known for its delicious and mouthwatering couscous dishes and this recipe is one of Morocco’s favorite. Extremely tasty and ideal for a quick yet appetizing meal, this is only one of the approaches to making this Moroccan delight.


* 8 pieces chicken
* 3 tablespoons olive oil
* 2 chicken bouillon cubes
* 3 ounces tomato concentrate
* 5 carrots, peeled and sliced (about 1 pound)
* 5 round turnips, peeled and cut in 1/2 inch cubes (about 1 1/2 pounds)
* 3 large tomatoes, diced
* 2 tablespoons couscous spices (Ras el hanout)
* 1 tablespoon Harissa (this is enough to make a very spicy dish)
* 2 zucchini, cut in 1/2 inch cubes
* 1 small can chick peas
* 12 merguez, or 1 1/2 pounds of spicy sausages
* 8 cups cooked couscous


1) Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the chicken and brown it on all sides.

2)Add two cups of water, the bouillon cubes, tomato concentrate, carrots, turnips, tomatoes, couscous spices and the harissa.

3) Cover and cook on medium-low heat for 30 minutes or until the chicken is well cooked. Stir occasionally to get everything mixed together.

4) Add the zucchini and chick peas, cover and continue cooking until the zucchini is tender - about 8 minutes.

5) Meanwhile cook the merguez in a separate skillet and prepare the couscous.

6) To serve put the cooked couscous in a large serving dish, pour the chicken and vegetables on top and add the merguez.

Makes 8 servings.

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Blogger Audra Majocha said...

I have tried moroccan chicken before (I made preserved lemons not long ago and was dying to use them) but this looks much better than the one I tried. I like the use of so many fall vegetables, as well. Thank you, I have to try this!


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