Chicken tagine with couscous

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Chicken tagine with couscous

Published: Wed 21 Oct 2015, 2:24 PM

Last updated: Wed 21 Oct 2015, 4:31 PM

Serves: 4
For the tagine:
Chicken, cut into 8 pc, bone in, skin on 1 kg
Olive oil 4 tbsp
Garlic, crushed 4 cloves
Onion, chopped 2 pc
Ginger, chopped 2 tsp
Coriander powder 1 tbsp
Cumin powder 3 tsp
Cinnamon, ground 1 tsp
Tomato purée 1 tbsp
Tomato, chopped 800 gm
Salt and pepper to taste
For the couscous:
Couscous 500 gm
Olive oil 4 tbsp
Lemon juice (optional) 1 pc
Chicken stock or water 300 ml
Salt and pepper to taste
For the tagine, heat the oil in a large saucepan then add the garlic, onion, ginger and spices.
Cook over low heat for about 10 minutes, or until the onions are soft.
Add the chicken pieces to the pan and season with salt and pepper.
Sauté over low heat with the lid on, stirring from time to time, until the chicken is coloured.
Add water and simmer for 25 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through.
Add the tomato paste and chopped tomatoes and cook for 10 more minutes, until the sauce is thick.
Place couscous in a bowl and add boiling water or chicken stock. Boil for 5-10 minutes.
Strain the couscous and stir in olive oil and lemon juice. Season with salt and pepper and serve along with the chicken tagine.

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