Paradise Chicken with Couscous

Paradise Chicken with Couscous

Ingredients

500g chicken thigh fillets, thinly sliced

½ cup chicken stock

1 tablespoon olive oil

2 cloves garlic, crushed

2 tablespoons tomato paste

2 onions, finely diced

1 x 400g can peeled whole tomatoes

8 fresh basil leaves

2 cups couscous

2 cups boiling chicken stock, extra

30g butter, chopped into small squares

Cracked black pepper to taste

Step by step

  • In a 3 litre microwave safe casserole dish, combine the oil, garlic, tomato paste and onion. Cook for 2-4 minutes on HIGH (100%), until the onion collapses.
  • Add the chicken, stock, tomatoes and half of the basil leaves. Mix well. Cook uncovered, for 15-16 minutes on MEDIUM HIGH (70%), stirring twice during cooking.
  • Allow to stand for 3 minutes before serving.
  • To make the couscous, combine the grains and the hot stock in a large bowl. Push the butter squares into the couscous and allow to stand for 5 minutes. Separate the grains with a fork.
  • Serve the chicken on the couscous, season with cracked black pepper and garnish with basil leaves.

Serves 4

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