Warm Cumin Chicken and Olive Couscous

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recipe by Octopus Publishing www.octopusbooks.co.uk/

  • Time icon
    Total Time
    0mins
  • Serves icon
    Serves
    4
  • Calories icon
    Calories
    692
based on 1 ratings

For a lunchbox filler or side dish with plenty of flavor, make this fresh and zesty couscous salad.

recipe updated Apr 8, 2019

Ingredients

  • Olive oil icon
    Olive oil
    59ml
  • Lemon peel icon
    Lemon peel
    10g
  • Honey icon
    Honey
    21g
  • Ground cumin icon
    Ground cumin
    1g
  • Garlic clove icon
    Garlic clove
    6g
  • Couscous icon
    Couscous
    300g
  • Chicken stock icon
    Chicken stock
    300ml
  • Canned chickpeas icon
    Canned chickpeas
    400g
  • Green olives icon
    Green olives
    50g
  • Chicken breast icon
    Chicken breast
    225g
  • Cilantro icon
    Cilantro
    7g
  • Mint icon
    Mint
    7g
  • Salt & pepper icon
    Salt & pepper
    as needed

Tools

  • kCook icon Stove
  • kCook icon Large saucepan

Step preview

  1. Prep and set aside lemon peel: finely chopped
  2. Prep and set aside garlic clove: crushed
  3. Prep and set aside chicken stock: hot
  4. Prep and set aside canned chickpeas: rinsed & drained
  5. Prep and set aside green olives: pitted
  6. Prep and set aside chicken breast: cooked & sliced
  7. Get a clean large saucepan
  8. Heat olive oil
  9. Add prepared lemon peel
  10. Cook until soft - 2 min, low heat
  11. Add honey
  12. Add ground cumin
  13. Add prepared garlic clove
  14. Cook and turn off heat - approx 2 min, low heat
  15. Add couscous
  16. Add prepared chicken stock
  17. Let rest then fluff with a fork - 5 min
  18. Add prepared canned chickpeas
  19. Add prepared green olives
  20. Add prepared chicken breast
  21. Stir cilantro
  22. Stir mint
  23. Season with salt & pepper to taste
  24. Serve immediately
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