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Sunday, January 23, 2011

Moroccan Couscous with Chicken


What a long day it has been! After the hard work in the main warehouse, me and my team have decided to treat ourselves in a hotel nearby. Amidst the long array of work loads, a tasty yet not-so-expensive food is a must! Some of them wanted to have grilled lamb chops and chicken, others choose a bowl of salad (on diet daw!) Pero ako hindi, i wanna try something unfamiliar para may mailagay ako sa blog ko ngayong araw na to. hehehe. So, Folks, here it is...Moroccan Couscous (rice) with chicken.
To help those who would like to try out a middle eastern recipe, most of the ingredients are available in Tamimi or Panda. Sa mga sanay kumain ng matigas na kanin, this is not for you kasi at first, akala ko kaning baboy ang sinerve sa akin.. ganon pala talaga yun! This is actually not my first time to have this dish, i know one hotel in Jeddah that serve Moroccan dishes - Al Khelaiji  Hotel along Faisaliah District.. they have the best bbq there and the ambiance is really amazing! 

Preparation time :     15 minutes
Cooking time :     35 minutes
Serves: 6 persons 

Ingredients

2 tablespoons olive oil
1 large onion or 200 g, chopped
500 g skinned chicken breasts
3 cloves garlic, crushed
½ cup fresh parsley or 35 g, chopped
¾ teaspoon ground cardamom
¾ teaspoon ground coriander
¾ teaspoon dried ginger powder
¾ teaspoon ground black pepper
¼ teaspoon saffron filaments
3 medium tomatoes or 450 g, diced
2 medium carrots or 200 g, cut into cubes
1 small cinnamon stick
1 cup water or 250 ml
2 cubes MAGGI® Chicken Less Salt Bouillon
1 can canned chickpeas or 400 g, drained
2 medium zucchini or 200 g, cut into cubes

Preparation

Warm oil in a large pan and fry onions over medium heat for 3-4 minutes or until tender. Add chicken, garlic, parsley, all spices and saffron. Cook for 4-5 minutes.

Add tomatoes, carrot, cinnamon, water and MAGGI® Chicken Less Salt Bouillon cubes. Bring to boil, cover and simmer for 20 minutes or until chicken is almost tender.

Add chickpeas and zucchinis and cook for 10 minutes or until cooked.

Serve with cooked couscous.

Other tips :     Carrots are the richest source of Vitamin A. Being an antioxidant, Vitamin A is a potent anti-cancer compound.

Nutritional Information:
Fats :     11.00 g
Protein :     22.00 g
Carbohydrate :     29.00 g
Energy :     303.00 Kcal

1 comment:

DonPepe1972 said...

Yummy naman 'to. sana may time akong magluto nito.