Sink and Moroccan Chicken with Lemon Cous Cous

Recently the kitchen sink in my flat was blocked (my fault). First of all my tactic was to use some wooden skewers and some boiling water. This failed. Next tactic was the likes of buster and Mr Muscle to remove the blockage. This once again failed. Next tactic was to remove the U bend pipe and inspect the pipes underneath the sink. The U bend pipe came out with relative ease. There was some gunk on the inside. This was cleaned. The U bend pipe was then fitted into place again (after a few attempts – first few attempts caused leakage). This tactic failed. The following day we tried a plunger – two up and down motions and the sink was unblocked – Hallelujah!

That was the exciting story of the kitchen sink. I have to admit I felt like a manly man when disconnecting the U bend pipe, reconnecting it and using a plunger!
Today’s recipe is a delicious simple Moroccan dish. The lemon cous cous was rather tasty and I will be doing it with different meals, not just this one! Not much else to say – Overall rather tasty.

105 (Custom)

Serves: 2
prep Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 20 minutes

250g couscous
zest and juice 1 1/2 lemons
1 tsp olive oil
1 tbsp clear honey
2 chicken breasts, diced
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp ground cumin
Can chopped tomatoes
500 ml chicken stock
Large Handful fine green beans, trimmed

Drizzle honey and some seasoning over the chicken.
Heat olive oil in a pot
Cook the chicken for 5mins, or until golden.
Mix in the spices.
Add the tomatoes, stock, beans ½ lemon zest and juice.
Bring to the boil.
Simmer, for 8-10 mins or until the beans are cooked.
Put the couscous, one lemon zest and juice in a medium bowl and pour over 400ml chicken stock.
For extra creaminess add a knob of butter at the end.
Cover with cling film/lid and leave to soak, and cooked through. (Add more stock if required)




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