Chicken and Couscous Soup

czwartek, 6 lutego 2014

Chicken and Couscous Soup

Time: 45 mins

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 kg chicken thigh fillet, cut in 3
  • 2 carrots, chopped
  • 1 leek, washed and finely sliced
  • 2 teaspoons moroccan seasoning, see note
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 4 cups chicken stock
  • 800 g peeled chopped tomatoes
  • 2 cups pumpkin, diced
  • 2 zucchini, diced
  • 1 lemon, zest of
  • 2 cups couscous
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 1/4 cup fresh coriander, chopped
  • 1 birds eye chile, finely sliced

Directions

  • 1 Heat oil in a large saucepan on high.
  • 2 Cook the chicken in batches until golden.Remove and set aside.
  • 3 Add carrots and leeks to same pan,reduce heat to medium and cook for 5 minutes.
  • 4 Stir in the seasoning and cumin. Return chicken to pan and add stock and tomatoes. Bring to boil then reduce heat.
  • 5 Stir in pumpkin and simmer for 5 minutes or until pumpkin is tender. Add zucchini and zest,season to taste and simmer further 5 minutes.
  • 6 Place the couscous in a bowl and add boiling water. Cover with plastic wrap and stand for 5 minutes,then fluff with a fork.
  • 7 Divide couscous between serving bowls and ladle in the soup.
  • 8 Serve topped with the chopped coriander and chilli slices.
  • 9 NOTE: Moroccan Seasoning Moroccan Seasoning Mix is a good substitute if commercial Moroccan Seasoning is unavailable.

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