Moroccan Chicken with Pearl Couscous by Neha D'Souza
March 07, 2018
2 chicken fillets
100 grams pearl couscous
handful of green beans cut into little pieces
small chopped red onion
2 little peppers cut into small cubes
1/2 teaspoon crushed garlic
2 tablespoon Spice Kitchen Ras El Hanout
salt & pepper
Cut chicken into cubes (the smaller the better) and marinate with salt, pepper and ras el hanout. You can add a drizzle of olive oil to the marinade just so it mixes well. Leave for at least 30 minutes
Cook the pearl couscous as per the instructions on the pack.
In a pan heat a tablespoon of oil. One hot add the garlic and straight after the chopped onions. Let this cook until the onions are golden brown. Check the onions do not burn.
Add green beans to the pan and let it cook for 5 minutes before adding the peppers. Give the mixture a good stir and a minute later add the cooked couscous. Squeeze in juice of 1/4 lemon and add salt & pepper to taste. Stir the dish well and let it cook on a very low heat.
In a separate pan heat two tablespoons of oil. Once hot, add the chicken and cook until done. Keep turning it so it does cook evenly and flavours get mixed in.
On a plate put some couscous first then top it with chicken. Now crumble some feta cheese on the top. The dish is ready to be served.
These Mexican beans are a brilliant way of introducing your children to lots of flavour. Beans are rich in protein and iron so excellent for growing babies and children. Mash for younger babies who are just starting on solids.