Ras el hanout chicken (2)

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I bought some ras el hanout (couscous spice) from Birgit at The Spice Shop and have been messing about for ages finding recipes to use it in. It's a wonderful warm spicy mix, reminiscent of Arabian cuisine. I notice that Bart's Spices now produce one, but I doubt if it'll be as good as Birgit's!

This recipe is my variation on the original recipe, tailored to my taste and using ingredients available at the time. I can't help meddling with recipes!

Ras el hanout chicken (2)
Ras el hanout chicken and couscous
Servings:Serves 4
Calories per serving:609
Ready in:55 minutes
Prep. time:10 minutes
Cook time:45 minutes
Difficulty:Average difficulty
Recipe author:JuliaBalbilla
First published:19th January 2013

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Thanks Birgit

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  1. Heat the oil in a large pan or wok, add a good grind of black pepper to it and then add the carrots, celery, onions and garlic and sweat them down for 10 minutes
  2. Remove and reserve.
  3. Increase the heat, add a little more oil if needed and brown the chicken strips for 4 minutes or so
  4. Stir in the spices, mix and continue to heat for a few more minutes
  5. Return the previously reserved onion mixture (from point 2) to the pan, add the tomatoes, sweet peppers, parsley, chillies, chickpeas and the stock. Season to taste with salt
  6. Bring to the boil, reduce the heat and simmer, covered for 25 minutes or so.

Serving suggestions

Serve with plain rice of couscous.

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