Moroccan-style Ground Chicken & Couscous

This slow cooker dish is packed with savoury North African flavours. The aromatic spices will waft through your kitchen as this easy dish cooks.
Serves: 8
Prep Time: 20 min
Cook Time: 360 min

Ingredients

1 lb lean ground chicken
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup red onions, minced
1 tbsp paprika
2 tsp cumin, ground
1 tsp hot red chili pepper flakes
1/2 tsp cinnamon, ground
2 tsp coriander, ground
1 tbsp ginger, fresh, minced
1 can chickpeas, with liquid
1 can tomatoes, diced
2 cups sweet potatoe(s), diced
1 cup red peppers, diced
1 tbsp lemon juice
1/2 cup whole wheat couscous
1 cup water
1 cup frozen peas
1/2 tsp salt
2 tbsp mint, fresh

Food Safety

Before you start, wash all surfaces and your hands with soap and warm water, and remember to wash your hands, utensils and cutting boards after they touch raw meat or eggs. Avoid cross-contamination by using a different cutting board for your meat and other ingredients. Make sure you’re cooking to safe temperatures and chilling any leftovers within two hours. For more food safety tips, visit our Food Safety at Home Section.

Steps

  1. Heat oil over medium heat in a non-stick skillet. Add garlic, onion and ground chicken and sauté for 5 minutes as you mix well to combine. Stir in spices and ginger and sauté another 2 minutes. Add to slow cooker.

  2. Stir in chickpeas with juice, tomatoes with juice, sweet potatoes, red pepper and lemon juice and stir. Cook on low setting for 6-8 hours.

  3. Stir in whole wheat couscous, water and frozen green peas. Turn slow cooker to warm setting and let sit for 20 minutes. Season with salt and add additional water if too thick.

  4. Serve like chili in bowls. Garnish with fresh mint (optional).

Nutrition Info

Per 365 g serving Amount
Calories330
Protein18 g
Fat10 g
Carbohydrate44 g
Fibre9 g
Sugar8 g
Cholesterol45 mg
Sodium670 mg
Per 365 g serving % Daily Value
Potassium11
Calcium10
Iron20
Vitamin A30
Vitamin C90
Vitamin B630
Folate28
Zinc12