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Chicken with Vegetable Cous Cous

Chicken with Vegetable Cous Cous

Cous cous is a carb I find to be a lighter option than potato – mix it with some veg, and you have a tasty side dish to have with your main. I have made it here with my chili flake chicken legs (you can also use other parts of the chicken with this recipe).

Oven cooking chicken ensures it stays juicy and you only need to add a small amount of extra flavour if you wish.

Another quick to prep and easy recipe to make. You will need about [typography font=”Cantarell” size=”14″ size_format=”px” color=”#ff6666″]30-40mins[/typography]  in total.

Enjoy xo Elyse

Ingredients:

  • x 4 chicken thighs & legs (amount depends on how many you’re cooking for)
  • x 2 carrots
  • x 1 red onion
  • x 3 mushrooms
  • x 1 red pepper
  • x 4 spring onions
  • x 1 white onion
  • x 1/2 pack baby corn
  • x 1 lemon
  • Salt
  • Black ground pepper
  • Olive oil
  • Chili flakes
  • Cous cous (amount will depend on how many people you are cooking for – for 2 people you will want to measure about 1 cup (there will be leftovers)

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Instructions:

Step 1:

  • Pre heat the oven to 200 degrees celsius
  • Score the chicken, so when you add the flavour it spreads

Step 2:

  • Cover the chicken with olive oil (use your hands or an oil brush to spread)
  • Add chili flakes and the black pepper to the chicken
  • Squeeze some lemon onto the chicken

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Step 3:

  • Put the chicken into the oven and let it cook for 15 minutes on this heat
  • Whilst this is cooking cut the carrot and red onion

Step 4:

  • After 15 mins, turn the heat down to 180 degrees celsius and add the carrot and red onion to the oven tray
  • Let this cook for a further 15 mins.

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Step 5:

  • Cut up the rest of the veg and cook it in a wok so it softens

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Step 6:

  • Whilst the veg is cooking prepare the cous cous
  • For every 1 cup of cous cous you will need 2 cups of water
  • Boil the water first, and then turn off the heat and add the cous cous
  • Cover the pot with the lid and leave to stand for 5 minutes
  • – this will allow the cous cous to soak up the water

Step 7:

  • When the cous cous is ready add the veg and mix it in
  • At this time the chicken should be ready to serve up

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Step 8:

  • Take the chicken out of the oven and check that the middle is cooked

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Step 9:

  • Serve up and enjoy!

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