Moroccan Chicken with Couscous

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Moroccan Chicken with Couscous
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Difficulty:
moderate
Difficulty
Preparation:
30 min.
Preparation
ready in 1 hr 5 min.
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chickengarliccinnamonlemonzucchini

Ingredients

for
4
Ingredients
4 tablespoons
1
onion (finely chopped)
1
chicken (approx. 1.2 kg, cut into 8 pieces)
2 cloves
garlic (finely chopped)
2 sticks
cinnamon (snapped)
3
4
preserved lemons (from a jar, 1 finely chopped, the others halved or quartered)
2.333 cups
small zucchini (larger ones halved lengthways)
1 ½ cups
Couscous (instant)
1.333 cups

Preparation steps

1.
Heat the oil in a casserole dish and fry the onion until translucent. Add the chicken and sear on all sides over a high heat for around 5 minutes.
2.
Add the garlic, saffron, cinnamon and star anise. Add the chopped lemon together with around 375 ml water and simmer over a moderate heat for around 15 minutes.
3.
Add the courgettes and remaining lemons, cover and cook for a further 15 minutes.
4.
Put the couscous in a bowl. Bring the stock to the boil, pour over the couscous and leave for around 10 minutes, stirring with a fork from time to time.
5.
Season the chicken to taste with ground black pepper and serve with the couscous.