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More Couscous (with Chicken and Chorizo)

22 Jan


it’s Friday, hence a new recipe. Another couscous recipe from Donna Hay! Yay!

I’m not much of a meat eater (as the recipes I have posted here probably show), so this dish containing not one, but two kinds of meat was a challenge for me. Not to cook, it’s super fast and super easy, but to eat. But I liked it, and I will make it again, although I will add at least one vegetable. The original recipe actually calls for fresh spinach leaves, but they are not in season, so I left them out, and I think maybe red bell peppers or even potatoes would work well in this. Here goes:

serves 2

1 onion, halved and sliced
1 chicken breast fillet, chopped
1 chorizo sausage, sliced
1/2 teaspoon chilli flakes
2 cloves garlic, crushed

1 cup couscous
1 cup vegetable stock
1/2 cup water

a handful of green olives, chopped


In a large pan on high to medium heat, fry the onion, chicken, chorizo, chili and garlic until the chicken is tender (the sausage will loose enough grease, no additional oil needed) and light brown, about 7-8 mins.

Add the couscous; stir. Add the veggie stock and water and let bubble on low heat for about 2 mins., until the couscous is soft. Stir well.

Before serving, add the olives. Serve with green salad and beer (that’s how we did it). Enjoy!!

Have a good weekend, everyone. We are expecting rain, but I don’t care. I have many books to read and movies to watch and cups of hot chocolate to drink…

xoxo, F.