Moroccan Couscous With Chicken And Prunes Recipe | MAGGI® Arabia

Moroccan Couscous with Chicken and Prunes

Moroccan Couscous with Chicken and Prunes is a good addition to the list of chicken dishes you can fall back on. Visit MAGGI® Arabia for more home cooking inspirations


  • 1 kg skinned chicken drumsticks or 8 pieces
  • 1 large onion or 200 g, chopped
  • 6 cloves garlic, crushed
  • ½ cup fresh parsley or 35 g, chopped
  • ¼ cup fresh mint or 15 g, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • ¼ teaspoon saffron filaments
  • ¼ cup olive oil or 60 ml
  • ¼ cup lemon juice or 60 ml
  • 3 medium tomatoes or 450 g, diced
  • 2 small cinnamon sticks
  • 1 small piece orange zest
  • 2 cups water or 500 ml
  • 2 cubes MAGGI® Chicken Bouillon
  • 1 tin canned chickpeas or 400 g, drained
  • 2/3 cup prunes or 130 g, pitted and halved
  • 1/3 cup black olives or 50 g, pitted

How to Prepare

  1. In a large bowl, combine chicken, onions, garlic, parsley, mint, cardamom, saffron, olive oil and lemon juice. Toss all ingredients well. Cover and refrigerate for a minimum of 5 hours or overnight to marinate.
  2. To cook, heat a large pot, add chicken pieces with the marinade sauce, cook over medium to high heat for 5 to 7 mins or until chicken pieces are light golden brown.
  3. Add tomato, cinnamon sticks, orange zest, water, MAGGI® Chicken Bouillon cubes, and chickpeas.
  4. Bring to a boil, cover and simmer for 35 mins or until the chicken pieces become tender.
  5. Stir in prunes and olives and simmer for another 5 mins.
  6. Remove cinnamon sticks and serve with couscous.

Nutritional Info

Energy: 604.00 kcal
Protein: 43.00 g
Carbohydrate: 44.00 g
Fats: 28.00 g

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