Moroccan chicken with lemony couscous. A Gousto recipe in the Thermomix

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Moroccan chicken with lemony couscous. A Gousto recipe in the Thermomix

This recipe came as part of our Gousto Box and was quite heavily adapted to work in the Thermomix.

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Moroccan chicken with lemony couscous – a Gousto recipe cooked in the Thermomix

Serves 4

Active time: 10 minutes – Total time: 45 minutes


  • 60g blanched almonds
  • 2 onions, peeled and halved
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 red chilli (optional)
  • One dollop olive oil
  • 2 tbsp ras el hanout (here’s how to make your own)
  • 1 heaped tbsp chicken stock or 2 chicken stock cubes
  • 100g dried apricots
  • 8 chicken thighs fillets
  • 2 lemons
  • 240g couscous


Let’s go…

  1. Preheat the oven to 180C.
  2. Place 60g blanched almonds on an oven tray and put in the oven for 10 minutes or until lightly browned. Leave to cool.
  3. In the meantime, add onions, garlic cloves and chilli (optional) to the mixer bowl. Chop for 5 seconds / speed 5.
  4. Scrape down the sides
  5. Add a dollop of olive oil and cook for 3 minutes / 100C / Speed 1 without measuring cup.
  6. Add the ras el hanout and cook for 2 minutes / 100C / speed 1 without measuring cup.
  7. Add the chicken stock and 300ml water. Cook for 10 minutes / 100C / speed 2 without measuring cup.
  8. In the meantime, chop the chicken thighs into thick strips, chop the dried apricots roughly, zest the lemons and cut into quarters.
  9. Add the chicken strips, diced apricots to the mixer bowl and 4 lemon quarters. Cook for 15 minutes / 100C / low speed / reverse speed with measuring cup.
  10. When done, squeeze out the pulp from the cooked lemons into the sauce and discard the rind. Careful: it will be hot!
  11. In the meantime, add the lemon zest and couscous to a bowl. Add boiling water according to packet instructions.
  12. To serve: plate the chicken on top of the couscous and sprinkle with the chopped toasted almonds. Serve with the remaining lemon wedges.

Delicious. Bon appetit x


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