Couscous with Chicken and Chickpeas Recipe

Couscous with Chicken and Chickpeas Recipe

How To Make Couscous with Chicken and Chickpeas

Enjoy delicious couscous with chicken stew cooked in tomato sauce, chickpeas, and a blend of spices for a satisfying meal!

Preparation: 5 minutes
Cooking: 37 minutes
Total: 42 minutes



  • 2tbspcooking oil
  • 8chicken drumsticks
  • 3tspsalt
  • ¼tsp.fresh-ground black pepper
  • 1onion
  • 1turnip
  • 2tbsptomato paste
  • 1tsppaprika
  • tspground cumin
  • 1tspcayenne
  • 6cupwater
  • 3carrots
  • 1cupcanned chickpeas,(one 15-oz can) drained and rinsed
  • ½cupflat-leaf parsley leaves,packed
  • 1cupcouscous


  1. In a large deep frying pan or Dutch oven, heat the oil over moderately high heat.

  2. Sprinkle the chicken with ½ teaspoon of salt and black pepper.

  3. Put the chicken in the pan and brown well, about 8 minutes in all. Remove.

  4. Pour off all but 1 tablespoon of the fat. Reduce the heat to moderately low.

  5. Add the onion and turnip and cook, stirring occasionally, for 3 minutes.

  6. Stir in the tomato paste, paprika, cumin, cayenne, and 2¼ teaspoons of the salt. Cook, stirring, for 1 minute.

  7. Stir in 4 cups of water and carrots. Add the chicken and bring it to a simmer.

  8. Cover and cook for about 20 minutes, stirring the mixture 2 or 3 times, until the chicken and vegetables are almost done.

  9. Stir in the chickpeas and the parsley and simmer for about 5 minutes longer until the chicken and vegetables are done.

  10. Meanwhile, in a medium saucepan, bring the remaining 2 cups of water to a boil. Add the remaining ¼ teaspoon salt and the couscous. Cover.

  11. Remove the pot from the heat and let the couscous stand for 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork.

  12. Serve the stew with its broth over the couscous.


  • Calories: 760.70kcal
  • Fat: 33.52g
  • Saturated Fat: 7.32g
  • Trans Fat: 0.15g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 14.80g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 8.04g
  • Carbohydrates: 54.07g
  • Fiber: 8.17g
  • Sugar: 5.76g
  • Protein: 58.46g
  • Cholesterol: 244.72mg
  • Sodium: 1989.19mg
  • Calcium: 118.57mg
  • Potassium: 1128.77mg
  • Iron: 4.80mg
  • Vitamin A: 481.59µg
  • Vitamin C: 23.33mg
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