Kesksou bil djedj - couscous with chicken (slow cooker recipe)

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A slow cooked chicken (or turkey) recipe from Algeria that goes really well with couscous.

Kesksou bil djedj - couscous with chicken (slow cooker recipe)
Servings:Serves 6
Calories per serving:752
Ready in:8 hours 20 minutes
Prep. time:20 minutes
Cook time:8 hours
Difficulty:Average difficulty
Recipe author:JuliaBalbilla
First published:28th June 2014

Best recipe review

I tried this with turkey, like you say..


..nicer than the hen!

Paul R Smith


Printable 🖨 shopping 🛒 list & 👩‍🍳 method for this recipe

to serve


  1. Put all the ingredients to the slow cooker and cook for 8 hours on a low setting.
  2. Prepare the couscous as shown here.
  3. To serve make a bed with the couscous and pour the chicken mixture over it.

Chef's notes

I made a similar recipe last week and again, I found Morrison's chicken prohibitively expensive, but a whole 1600g turkey leg for £4.50 was an absolute bargain. This time I used half and froze the rest.

I you want a thicker gravy, you could stir in a tablespoon or so, of fine cornmeal 30 minutes before the end of cooking.

If using a whole turkey leg or similar, cut deep slashes in the meat so it cooks really well.


Recipes such as this really do lend themselves to personal variation. Almost any vegetables can be added to this, but bear in mind that some might turn to mush after the prolonged cooking time in a slow cooker, eg: courgettes. If possible, pop these in when there is just a few hours left.

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