This Moroccan Chicken Couscous Bowl recipe has its own unique bold flavor to it. Packed with protein and veggies, this makes a perfect lunch bowl for any day of the week. They are also perfect for lunch on the go.
The BEST Moroccan Chicken Couscous Bowl
Nothing better and more filling than a nice bowl filled with protein and veggies. All the goodness in one bowl. Easy to put together and so delicious you would want to make this Moroccan Chicken Couscous Bowl recipe weekly. They are perfect to pack on the go as well.
What are Moroccan flavors
Moroccan food is very well known to have very bold flavors. They are loaded with different spices to give them that bursting bold flavors. Spices used to make up the Moroccan spice mix are cinnamon, cumin, ground ginger, black and/or white pepper, saffron, turmeric, hot red peppers, sesame seed, sweet paprika, and aniseed.
Is Moroccan food spicy
Moroccan food is comparable to Indian food because most of the spices used in both foods are similar. Moroccan foods tend to be on the milder side while Indian food is spicier. Depending on how you make your Moroccan food will determine how spicy it is. But typically, they are mild in flavor but bold. I added a bit of cayenne pepper to make this Moroccan Chicken Recipe a bit spicy.
What exactly is couscous
Couscous is made from semolina. Semolina is the hard part of the grain of hard wheat. It is the main “pasta” dish in northern Africa. Even though we think of couscous as a grain, it is actually a type of pasta! Also, find out how to make the couscous for this Moroccan Chicken Couscous recipe by scrolling further down.
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Moroccan Chicken Couscous Bowl
- 1 1/2 lb Boneless skinless chicken breast chopped
- 1 Tbsp Moroccan spice mix store bought or make your own (see below)
- 1/4 Cup Tomato paste
- 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
- 3/4 Cup Broth
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- 1 Cup Dry couscous
- 1 1/2 Cup Water or broth
- 1 Cucumber diced
- 1 Cup Cherry Tomatoes Cut into quarters
- 1 Red Onion Sliced or diced
- 1/3 Cup Greek yogurt
- 2 Tbsp Fresh Chopped parsley
Moroccan Spice Mix:
- 1 1/2 Tbsp Ground cinnamon
- 1 Tsp Smoked paprika
- 1/2 Tsp Ground ginger
- 1/2 Tsp Ground nutmeg
- 1/2 Tsp Cayenne pepper
- 1/2 Tsp Sea Salt
- Bring 1 1/2 cup of salty water or stock to the boil in a saucepan. Once boiling, stir in the couscous, place the lid on and take it off the heat
- Let the couscous steam until you cook the chicken, then fluff it with a fork.
- In a large bowl, add chicken, 1 tablespoon Moroccan mix and 1 tablespoon olive oil. Mix well to get combined.
- Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add in the chicken and cook for 3-4 minutes until starting to brown but not entirely cooked
- Stir in the tomato paste and broth and continue to cook until the sauce thickens and chicken is cooked through 5-7 minutes.
- Divide the couscous among 4 bowls, then top with fresh chopped veggies and Moroccan chicken.
- Add some yogurt to each bowl and sprinkle fresh chopped parsley. Enjoy!
amel sm says
Really enjoyed this!.!
amel snv says
I love to reading this post. This is a very informative article. Thank you for sharing this!
Can you use pearl couscous instead? if so would I need to adjust the ratio of anything?
Yes, you can. Just cook it according to the directions
Thank you very much.
Your article is very useful
This is perfect, thanks!
good sharing; thanks
thanks so much for the post. so good
Merci beaucoup pour vos efforts
Just ate this as our dinner.
Since we’re vegan, i substituted the chicken with TVP strips and used soy yoghurt. I used the broth I soaked the TVP in for the couscous and the sauce, and figured if I used Ras El Hanout for seasoning, it would be just fine.
It was so good, my picky toddlers would only stop eating because it was all gone 😀
Perfect. Thanks for the feedback
This looks tasty. Putting this on our must try list. The family loves when we make raice bowls.
Thank you, Ella
Thank you for sharing
amel snv says
I loved your post.
Thank you for sharing
Hello, this was so good!
Damian decandia says
Amazing… cooked this for the family and had empty plates…
Great to hear! Yay
amel snv says
I loved reading this post. Thank you for sharing this!
thank you for all the efforts that you have put
into this. So good!
Very flavorful and tasty! Made it for some friends who have never had couscous before, and they loved it!!!
So glad you guys loved it.
Brianna Jenkins says
So glad you liked it
Great info ,good thanks.
Thanks so much.