Harissa and capsicum chicken with chickpea couscous

Harissa and capsicum chicken with chickpea couscous


For a casual night in for two, Katie Quinn Davies recommends this harissa and capsicum chicken. "Its so easy - simply fry the ingredients then let them simmer away for a vibrant finish", says Katie.

The ingredient of Harissa and capsicum chicken with chickpea couscous

  1. 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
  2. 1 small onion, chopped
  3. 4 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  4. 3 red capsicums, cut into 2cm pieces
  5. 6 chicken thigh fillets, trimmed, halved
  6. 2 teaspoons harissa (see notes)
  7. 3/4 cup (150g) couscous
  8. 400g can chickpeas, rinsed, drained
  9. 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  10. 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  11. Juice of 1/2 lemon
  12. 3/4 cup (60g) flaked almonds, toasted
  13. Handful flat-leaf parsley leaves

The instruction how to make Harissa and capsicum chicken with chickpea couscous

  1. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and garlic, then cook, stirring, for 3-4 minutes until softened. Stir in capsicum and chicken, then cook for 10 minutes or until chicken is golden.
  2. Combine the harissa and 150ml water in a small bowl, then stir into the chicken mixture. Bring to a simmer over medium-high heat, then reduce heat to medium-low and cook, covered, for 30 minutes. Remove chicken. Pour liquid into a blender and blend until smooth, then return to the pan with chicken. Cook over low heat for a further 10-15 minutes until sauce is slightly thickened.
  3. Meanwhile, cook couscous according to the packet instructions. Fluff with a fork, then season and set aside.
  4. Heat remaining 2 teaspoons oil in a frypan over medium heat. Add chickpeas and cook, stirring, for 2 minutes or until golden. Add cinnamon and cumin, then season and cook for 1 minute or until fragrant. Add lemon juice and couscous, and toss to combine, then cook for 2 minutes or until heated through. Transfer to a serving bowl and sprinkle with almonds and parsley, then serve with chicken.

Nutritions of Harissa and capsicum chicken with chickpea couscous

fatContent: 1135.967 calories
saturatedFatContent: 46.2 grams fat
carbohydrateContent: 7 grams saturated fat
sugarContent: 105 grams carbohydrates
fibreContent: 17 grams sugar
cholesterolContent: 83.4 grams protein
sodiumContent: 254 milligrams cholesterol

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