Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 3 pounds Chicken; cut in

  2. 6 pieces loose skin & fat removed

  3. 1 cup Dried chick peas; soaked overnight and drained

  4. teaspoon Salt

  5. teaspoon Black pepper

  6. 2 tablespoons Olive oil

  7. 2 tablespoons Vegetable oil

  8. teaspoon Saffron

  9. 1 Sprig flat leaf parsley; chopped

  10. 1 cup Onion; sliced

  11. 1 cup Ripe tomato; sliced

  12. 4 cups Water

  13. 1 cup Dark raisins

  14. 2 pounds Couscous

  15. 1 tablespoon Butter; melted

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Put all the ingredients, except the raisins, couscous and butter, in the bottom of the couscousier. Bring to a boil, then simmer over low heat for ½ hour.

  2. Add the raisins and simmer for 15 minutes. Set aside.

  3. Mix the dry couscous with ½ cup water and toss well. Rub the couscous through your fingers to ensure that there are no lumps. Steam in the top of the couscousier over moderate heat for 15 minutes.

  4. Turn the couscous out into a large bowl or onto a tray and add the butter.

  5. Return to the top of the couscousier and steam for 20 minutes. The dry couscous should expand 3 times its original size. Preparation of the couscous takes place at the same time as the chicken and chick peas are cooking in the bottom of the couscousier.

  6. Serve the chicken, chick peas, raisins, and sauce together in a dish or bowl. The couscous is served in another bowl.

  7. Recipe by: Copeland Marks Posted to recipelu-digest by SatinsBack on Mar 7, 1998


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