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Moroccan Chicken With Lemony Couscous

Moroccan Chicken With Lemony Couscous

Rating
4.5rating out of 5

(6795 reviews from our customers)

Prep Time

35 min

Cuisine

Moroccan

Citrus, spice and dried fruit add the flavours of Morocco to this tagine-inspired dish. To finish, serve it over lemony couscous with a sprinkle of roasted almonds for crunch.

Prep Time

35 min

Cuisine

Moroccan

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Ingredients
For 2 people (double for 4)
Lemon
1 lemon
Onion
1 brown onion
Red-chilli
1 red chilli
garlic-clove
2 garlic cloves
British Chicken thigh fillets x4 2
320g British chicken thighs
Courgette
1 courgette
Ras-el-hanout
1 tbsp ras el hanout
chicken stock cube (new 5/18)
1 Knorr chicken stock cube †
flaked almonds
1 bag of flaked almonds (15g) †
Diced Apricots2
1 bag of diced apricots (30g) †
Couscous
120g couscous †
You Will Need
Olive oil, salt

Nutritional Information*

Percentages are based on an adult's daily intake

  • 1 lemon
  • 1 brown onion
  • 1 red chilli
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 320g British chicken thighs
  • 1 courgette
  • 1 tbsp ras el hanout
  • 1 Knorr chicken stock cube<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 1 bag of flaked almonds (15g)<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 1 bag of diced apricots (30g)<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 120g couscous<span class="strong">†</span>
Typical Values per 100g per serving
Energy 570 kJ
135 kcal
2479 kJ
589 kcal
Fat
of which saturates
4.1 g
0.9 g
17.6 g
4 g
Carbohydrate
of which sugars
14.5 g
3.5 g
63 g
15.4 g
Fibre 1.9 g 8.1 g
Protein 10.8 g 47 g
Salt 0.62 g 2.68 g
*Gousto’s nutritional information only applies to ingredients supplied by Gousto. The cooking process and additional ingredients added at home (listed under “What you’ll need”) will affect total values.
Ingredients contain
1 lemon
lemon
1 brown onion
brown onion
1 red chilli
red chilli
1 garlic clove
garlic
320g British chicken thighs
chicken thigh meat (100%)
1 courgette
courgette
1 tbsp ras el hanout
paprika, coriander, ginger, cumin, cassia cinnamon, turmeric, salt, sugar, chilli powder, black pepper, nutmeg, pimento, rose petals, cardamom
1 Knorr chicken stock cube
Salt, potato starch, vegetable fats (palm, shea butter, sal butter), yeast extract, sugar, chicken fat (2%), chicken (1%), spices (turmeric, pepper CELERY seeds), flavourings, onion powder, maltodextrin, lemon juice powder, parsely, caramel syrup, antioxidant (extracts of rosemary).
1 bag of flaked almonds (15g)
almond (nut)
1 bag of diced apricots (30g)
apricots (95%), rice flour, preservative: sulphur dioxide (sulphites)
120g couscous
Durum wheat semolina
Allergens
  • Allergens highlighted by † (celery, nut, sulphites, gluten)

In addition to the recipe specific allergen information provided, due to production and packing methods Gousto boxes may also contain low levels of the following allergens: Cereals containing gluten; Crustaceans; Eggs; Fish; Peanuts; Soya; Milk; Nuts: almonds, hazelnuts, walnuts, cashews ,pecan nuts ,brazil nuts, pistachio nuts, macadamia nuts; Celery; Sesame; Sulphur dioxide and Sulphites; Lupin; Molluscs; Mustard.

Cooking Instructions
Instructions for 2 people (double for 4)
1 Moroccan Chicken With Lemony Couscous

Preheat the oven to 180°C/ 160°C (fan)/ 350°F/ Gas 4

Place the flaked almonds on a baking tray

Put the tray in the oven for 4-5 min or until the almonds are lightly browned, then remove from the oven and leave to cool

You're done with the oven now, so you can turn it off!

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Peel and finely slice the brown onion[s]

Peel and finely chop (or grate) the garlic

Cut the courgette[s] into small bite-sized pieces

Cut the red chilli[es] in half lengthways, deseed (scrape the seeds out with a teaspoon) and chop finely

Boil a kettle

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Heat a large, wide-based pan (preferably non-stick with a matching lid), with a drizzle of olive oil over a medium heat

Once hot, add the ras el hanout and cook for 1 min or until fragrant

Add the sliced onion, chopped chilli (can't handle the heat? Go easy!), chopped garlic and a pinch of salt and cook for 5-6 min or until the onion has caramelised

4

Whilst everything is cooking, chop the chicken thighs into rough, bite-sized pieces

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Add the chopped chicken thigh, chopped courgette and diced apricots to the pan

Dissolve 1/2 [1] Knorr chicken stock cube[s] in 300ml [600ml] boiled water and add it to the pan

Zest the lemon[s] and cut into quarters

Add 2 [4] lemon quarters to the pan

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Reduce the heat to low and cook, covered for 15 min or until the chicken is cooked through (no pink meat!)

Once done, squeeze out the pulp from the cooked lemon into the sauce and discard the rind – this is your Moroccan chicken

Tip: Careful! The lemon will be hot – use a fork or pair of tongs to squeeze them

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While the chicken is cooking, add the lemon zest and couscous to a bowl and season generously with salt

Add 200ml [400ml] boiled water to the bowl, cover well and set aside for 8 min

Once done, fluff the couscous with a fork

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Serve the Moroccan chicken with the couscous to the side and sprinkle the toasted almonds over

Garnish with the remaining lemon wedges

Enjoy!

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