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Couscous Royale Recipe
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Couscous Royale

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"Impress your friends with this classic Middle Eastern dish which can be spiced up or toned down according to preference. Great for chilly autumn or winter days. All the prep time is in the chopping, the rest is easy!"

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
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  • PREP

    45 mins
  • COOK

    45 mins
  • READY IN

    1 hr 30 mins

Directions

  1. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken thighs, skin-side down, and sear until golden brown on both sides; set aside. Reduce heat to medium, add sausage, and cook sausage until no longer pink; set aside.
  2. Stir garlic and onions into skillet; cook until onions have softened and turned translucent. Stir in the carrots, celery, rutabaga, green pepper, red pepper, diced tomatoes, garbanzos, and 2 cups chicken stock. Season with thyme, turmeric, cayenne, harissa, and bay leaf. Cut sausage into 1--inch pieces, and add to skillet along with chicken. Cover, and simmer for 30 minutes until chicken is no longer pink. When the chicken is done, stir in the zucchini, and cook until tender, about 5 minutes.
  3. While the chicken is cooking, mix 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) into couscous in a heatproof bowl. Bring 2 cups of chicken stock to a boil and stir into the couscous, cover, and keep hot.
  4. Serve chicken stew over the couscous with a dollop of yogurt.
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Aug 26, 2008

This is very good and quite impressive. I tend to make it with either just chicken or just sausage depending on what I have in the freezer. The yogurt on top makes it slightly less spicy and gives a wonderful last touch to the recipe. I will continue to make this.

 
Feb 21, 2008

This dish was so good! I forgot to add the yogurt at the end and couldn't find any harissa but otherwise made it the same. Our friends that we had over were impressed and my husband loved it. It was a bit spicy for me but I think that using mild italian sausage would help out with that area. My only complaint (if you can even call it that) is that this says 6 servings but we had 4 adults eating it and still had half of it left over afterwards! But the leftovers taste just as good. Thanks for an excellent recipe!

 

33 Ratings

Jan 15, 2008

This dish was so tasty. My boyfriend and I loved it. I did not have chicken thighs (which, I'm sure, would have been lovely) so I quartered a couple chicken breasts. I did not have harissa, nor do I know what it is, so I omitted it. Regardless, this dish tasted super good. Just spicy enough and the sizing of the veg was perfect. Also, the veg remained somewhat firm - just the way we like it. I will be making this again.

 
May 28, 2008

I used mild sausage, left out the chicken and halved the recipe (only 2 of us). We still had leftovers. Great flavor.

 
Jan 11, 2011

This was a huge hit at a dinner party- everyone had seconds! This also made way more than 6 servings- more like 10 generous ones. I also found I had enough broth in the meat and vegetable mixture to prepare the couscous. I simply threw in the 2 cups of couscous directly into the pot after it was done cooking, waited 5 minutes, and gave it a stir (I used medium sized couscous). We also found it wasn't as spicy as we would have liked, so we simply mixed a teaspoon or so of harissa with some chicken broth, and poured it over the meal. It was fabulous. Thank you for such a wonderful recipe!

 
Mar 09, 2010

This was very good. I used 1 lb. chicken breasts and no sausage. Couldn't find harissa anywhere, so skipped it, and subbed a parsnip for the rutabaga - which I didn't really like. The flavor is great, though. I upped the turmeric and cayenne a bit.

 
Feb 03, 2010

I played with this a lot because my husband is not a big tomato fan. I used 2 large chicken breasts and also cut out the sausage to make it lower fat and lower calorie. It was a really yummy dinner and even my picky little guy seemed to like it.

 
Nov 09, 2009

Great recipe! I used spicy Italian sausage only, substituted dry mustard for tumeric, and left out the yogurt. My husband loved it! We will definitely make this recipe again.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 934 kcal
  • 47%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 80.5 g
  • 26%
  • Cholesterol
  • 169 mg
  • 56%
  • Fat
  • 39 g
  • 60%
  • Fiber
  • 10.8 g
  • 43%
  • Protein
  • 62.2 g
  • 124%
  • Sodium
  • 601 mg
  • 24%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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