Chicken with couscous and chickpeas

    40 min

    A quick and easy main dish with chicken breast in a tomato chickpea sauce accompanied by a side of couscous, capers and pine nuts. Delicious!


    Yorkshire, England, UK
    6 people made this

    Serves: 4 

    • 1 onion
    • 2 tablespoons oil
    • 2 chicken breast fillets, cut into bite sized pieces
    • salt and pepper, to taste
    • 1 small piece fresh root ginger, finely chopped
    • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1 tin diced tomatoes
    • 1 tin chickpeas, rinsed and drained
    • 175g couscous
    • 250ml chicken stock
    • 2 teaspoons capers
    • 1 tablespoon toasted pine nuts

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:40min 

    1. Cut the onion in half and slice one half into half rings. Chop the other half.
    2. Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a frying pan over a medium heat and fry the chicken on all sides until no longer pink in the middle. Season with salt and pepper, remove from the pan and set aside.
    3. Place chopped onions into the same frying pan and cook and stir until soft. Add ginger and garlic and fry for a few minutes, until fragrant. Add cumin and cinnamon and stir well. Pour in tomatoes with their juice and bring to the boil. Turn down the heat and simmer over a low temperature for at least 10 minutes.
    4. Meanwhile heat the remainder of the oil in a small saucepan and fry the sliced onion until soft. Add couscous and chicken stock, bring to the boil and remove from the heat. Cover and let sit for 5 minutes, until stock is absorbed.
    5. Return chicken meat to the tomatoes. Also add the chickpeas, stir and heat through. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
    6. As soon as the couscous has absorbed the stock, stir in capers and pine nuts. Serve with chicken and tomato sauce.

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    Easy to make, very tasty, it will be on my favourite list. Would make a great vegetarian dish but just omitting the chicken  -  11 Jun 2014


    I was looking for something different to do with chicken and saw this. It was easy to make, I just added some green beans, otherwise I didn't need to change anything. It was a hit with the family who ate it all and my 11 year old said he defiantly wanted it again. Thank you  -  02 Jun 2014