Couscous & chicken in tomato sauce
By PASCALE PEREZ-RUBIN, Jerusalem Post, OCTOBER 22, 2022
Couscous & chicken in tomato sauce (credit: PASCALE PEREZ-RUBIN)
Ingredients:4 Tbsp. olive oil500 grams chicken breast, cut into cubes, or chicken thighs, cut into cubes or strips1 large onion, cut into medium-sized cubes2 tomatoes, cut into small cubes5 garlic cloves, minced2 bell peppers, cut into small cubes2 Tbsp. crushed tomato1 bag of round couscous1Tbsp. harissa (or similar hot pepper sauce)Salt and pepper, to tasteWater according to the instructions on the couscous package + 1/2 cup
For serving and garnish:1/4 cup coriander, chopped1/4 cup parsley, chopped
Heat olive oil in a wide, flat pot. Add the chicken breast or chicken
thigh cubes and fry for 3-4 minutes, until they change color. Add the
onions, mix and sauté for a minute or two.
Add the diced tomatoes and minced garlic and mix. Add the cubes of
bell peppers and sauté while stirring for another minute or two. Add the
crushed tomatoes and the couscous and steam everything while stirring.
Gradually pour in the water, add salt and pepper and harissa, stir and
bring to a boil. Cover the pot and cook until softened and the liquid is
absorbed (if necessary, add a little water). Turn off the heat and
leave closed for about five minutes. Sprinkle the chopped parsley and
coriander on top. Serve hot.
Difficulty level: Easy-moderate Time: About 30 minutes Status: Meat
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