Couscous with Chicken Recipe

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Now we come to the Couscous with Chicken Recipe.

Since I just have sage, I make a delicious oriental chicken for you.

As a tasty side dish I prepare eggplants with couscous. 

That sounds very fine and is very easy to cook – then I would say let’s get started right away!

In the video chicken oriental prepare I show you everything step by step.

Wish you good luck!

1. Recipe Couscous with Chicken

Couscous with Chicken

Cooked, photographed and written down by chef Thomas Sixt.

Servings 2
Calories 584
Total Time 28 Min.

Simple instructions for preparing couscous with chicken.

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Couscous with Chicken Recipe Image © Thomas Sixt

Preparation Time

10 Min.

Cook Time

18 Min.

Ingredients

2 chicken breasts
4 tbsp Olive oil
1 Garlic clove
2 cherry tomatoes
1 red onions
Chili pepper (dried)
100 g Couscous
150 ml chicken stock
1 bunch of sage
1/3 eggplant
20 g raisins
lemon juice
Salt
Pepper

Instruction

Prepare eggplant

Cut the eggplant finely and brown it in a pan with some olive oil.

Prepare aromatics

Add the finely cut garlic, halve the cocktail tomatoes and put them into the pan facing with the flat side downwards and slightly press the juice out of them.

Prepare onions

Cut  the onions into stripes and brown them with the rest.

Season the vegetables with salt, pepper and chili.

Couscous cooking

Add the couscous and some stock.

Let it sit on the side.

Prepare chicken

Cut the sage lengthwise, as well as the chicken breast.

Brown everything in a little bit of olive oil, add the raisins and season with salt, pepper, chili and lemon juice.

Seasoning

Prepare the plates:

stir up the couscous once again, and maybe add some olive oil or a butter to it.

Serve

Add the chicken with sage and raisins and serve the meal.

Video

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2. Nutritional Values

3. Easy Eggplant Preperation

Vegetables complement couscous perfectly. I chose eggplants to refine it.

Did you know that eggplants are toxic when they are raw?

So if you want to eat them, you have to cook them. In addition, eggplants contain nicotine.
So if you want to quit smoking, eat more eggplants – maybe it will help you reach your goal!

Eggplants are toxic – but no worries, only when they are raw!

Tip from Chef Thomas Sixt

Let’s talk about the preparation now.

First I cut the eggplants into pieces (watch the video if you want to do it exactly the way I did) and brown them in some olive oil.

Then I add the tomatoes for the flavor. I squeeze them a little so they can develop their whole flavor.

Now I add the red onion stripes and the garlic and continue cooking.

It smells really good! That means it is time for the couscous.

4. Couscous Easy Cooking

Couscous has its roots in North Africa and consists of semolina that is formed into small balls.

It is a huge enrichment to our more popular side dishes such as rice, noodles or potatoes and brings variety in cooking.

Furthermore couscous is gluten-free and can also be replaced by quinoa.

Couscous has its roots in North Africa – good that it found its way to Europe!

Tip from Chef Thomas Sixt

The good thing about couscous is that it is really quickly made.

For our dish we sprinkle the couscous over the already brown vegetables.

Then we add the stock and mix well. Then I take the pan away from the stove.

The remaining heat is enough to cook the couscous. After that I season with some pepper.

If you think that the couscous is too hard, add a little bit of olive oil or butter – then the couscous will be more creamy.

5. Making the Chicken

When the couscous is done, the rest is made quickly.

I cut the chicken into strips (1/4 inch thick) and chop the sage.

How do I know that the chicken is a fresh one?

That’s really easy: a slight shine, firm texture and a neutral smell  are characteristic for fresh chicken.

The sage delight rule is: cut it just before the preparation!

Herbs Tip from Chef Thomas Sixt

Now I sear the sage together with the chicken.

For browning I use both, butter AND olive oil.

This ensures a great flavor. By the way, sage acts anti-inflammatory and antibacterial.

That’s why you should drink sage tea when you have a sore throat.

When the chicken has a nice brown color and the sage is crispy, then I add the raisins and mix everything.

A dash of lemon juice and salt and the dish is ready for serving.

Bon appetit!

In the end I arrange my couscous with the help of a round shape.

Personally I don’t press down the couscous, I like it loose.

I put the chicken pieces with the sage on top and finally decorate the dish with red pepper corns.

The red pepper brings a smooth-sweet spice and that suits the fried sage and chicken mea perfectly, as well as the couscous with vegetables.

Have fun cooking and watching my video!

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