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
    573
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 for 2min on low heat until soft
  11. Add honey
  12. Add ground cumin
  13. Add prepared garlic clove
  14. Cook for approx 2min on low heat and turn off heat
  15. Add couscous
  16. Add prepared chicken stock
  17. Let rest for 5min then fluff with a fork
  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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