Couscous Lemon Chicken

Couscous Lemon Chicken

Serves 4

1/2 tbs olive oil
3-4 chicken fillet or 6-8 chicken thigh fillet
salt and pepper

1 brown onion finely sliced
1 red chilli finely sliced
3 cloves garlic
1 tsp cumin powder
1 tsp coriander powder
1 tsp paprika
1 cup pearl couscous
1 1/2 cups chicken stock
zest of 1 lemon
juice of 1 lemon
1 spring onion finely sliced
1/3 cup fresh coriander finely chopped

Nuts & Bolts

1. In a large frying pan with a lid, on medium - high heat add oil and seasoned chicken cook chicken on one side for 2 minutes then turn over.

2. Turn heat down to medium, add onion, garlic and chilli and cook for 4 minutes. ( add extra oil if dry ).

3. Add cumin, coriander and paprika cook, mix for 1 minute.

4. Add couscous , chicken stock, zest and lemon juice, mix well. ( make sure all couscous is covered with stock and not on top of the chicken pieces). Turn heat to low, cover with lid and simmer for 8 minutes or until couscous is cooked and tender.

9. Once cooked garnish with spring onion and fresh coriander.

I live in Adelaide (Australia) with my husband, my two adorable Norwegian cats ( Zeus and Zena ), a chicken, and a pigeon who now also thinks that he is a chicken! My ancestry is French so it goes without saying that my favourite place is Paris. The food, culture and atmosphere of Paris is nothing short of amazing.

I am a self taught home cook who loves big flavours in food. My passion for food surfaced when I was 10 years old, watching TV chef Ian Hewitson and learning different techniques. Since then, the food of Adrian Richardson and Jamie Oliver has been my inspiration. I love how one can create a healthy full flavoured meal from just the simplest of ingredients. I especially love chilli and garlic and use them in most of my food.

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