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Chicken Vegetable Couscous

Chicken Vegetable Couscous: A blend of Scotch bonnet, Garlic, Onion, bell peppers, and spices adds a touch Savory and spicy to this meal. It's full of flavor and really quick to make, this meal will be a winner with all the family.
Course Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Cuisine African, American
Keyword couscous, homemade
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 5 People
Calories 517kcal
Author Lola Osinkolu

Ingredients

  • 4 tbsp oil divided into two
  • 1-1/2 lb boneless chicken thighs cubed or cut into strips
  • 2 cups couscous
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • ½ tsp curry powder
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 3/4 cup onion
  • 1 scotch bonnet seed removed and minced
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 red bell Pepper
  • 4 green onions divided
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • Parsley

Instructions

  • Heat 2 tablespoons of oil in a medium pan over medium heat, and add the chicken. Season with paprika, curry powder, salt, and black pepper, and cook till done—about 7 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.
  • Add the remaining 2 tablespoons of oil into the same pan, and add the onions, scotch bonnet, garlic, and bell peppers. Stir-fry for about 3 to 5 minutes.
  • Stir in half of the green onions, add the stock and leave to come to a rolling boil.
  • Add couscous, stir briefly, cover immediately, take it off the heat and leave it to rest for 5 to 6 minutes.
  • Stir in the chicken, green onion, and parsley.

Notes

  1. Use half of the habanero or skip it entirely if you don’t like heat.
  2. Make sure the liquid comes to a rolling boil before adding the couscous.
  3. As a rule of thumb, the ratio of liquid to couscous is 1:1. A little extra may result in a mushy couscous.
  4. You need to use a very good stock. Otherwise, your food might turn out bland. If your stock is not concentrated enough, feel free to use a stock cube to enhance the flavor of the couscous.

Nutrition

Calories: 517kcal | Carbohydrates: 62g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 47mg | Sodium: 183mg | Potassium: 438mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1120IU | Vitamin C: 37.6mg | Calcium: 39mg | Iron: 1.6mg