Moroccan Chicken & Couscous

Moroccan Chicken _ Couscous recipe - The Cooks Pantry


Courtney Roulston


4 people


  • 12 Coles Chicken Drumsticks
  • 500ml Massel Liquid Stock Chicken
  • 10 fresh medjool dates, pitted
  • 2 tbsp Cobram Estate Classic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 brown onion, sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, sliced
  • 1 tbsp fresh ginger, sliced
  • 1 long red chilli, sliced
    ¼ bunch coriander, stems and leaves separated
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 tsp ground coriander
  • 2 tsp ground turmeric
  • ½ tsp fennel seeds
  • ½ tsp ground cardamom
  • 2 small cinnamon quills
  • 2 tsp honey
  • 1 can chickpeas, drained


  • 2 packets Ainsley Harriott’s Roasted Vegetable Cous Cous
  • 2 small zucchini, grated
  • ⅓ cup slivered almonds


  • Preheat oven to 180 degrees.
  • Heat the oil in a frying pan over a medium heat. Cook the onion with a pinch of sea salt for 2-3 minutes. Add in the garlic, ginger, coriander stems and chilli and cook for a further 2 minutes. Add in the ground spices, fennel seeds and cinnamon and cook for 2 minutes, or until the spices are fragrant. Pour in the stock and add dates, honey and season with black pepper.
  • Arrange the chicken drumsticks and chickpeas into an oven tray and pour over the Moroccan sauce. Bake the chicken for 50-60 minutes, or until the chicken legs have cooked through. Remove from oven.
  • In a bowl, pour 300ml boiling water mixed with butter over couscous and stir. Leave for 5 minutes, allowing liquid to be completely absorbed.  Fluff couscous with a fork. Mix in grated zucchini.
  • Serve chicken with couscous and a generous amount of chickpeas and sauce. Garnish with coriander leaves and slivered almonds. Enjoy!

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