Berbere Chicken with Lime & Parsley Couscous

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This berbere chicken recipe is bursting with flavour. It's quick and easy to put together and tastes amazing served over lime & parsley cous cous!

This berbere chicken recipe is bursting with flavour. It’s quick and easy to put together and tastes amazing served over lime & parsley couscous!

This berbere chicken recipe is bursting with flavour. It's quick and easy to put together and tastes amazing served over lime & parsley cous cous!

We found the most amazing spice shop when we were in Marseille over the summer. We ended up going there twice over the weekend we were in France and on the second trip we picked up a few bags of spices, one of which was an Ethiopian spice mix called berbere.

Berbere is an incredible spice mix with massive depth of flavour. It’s so delicious and I would thoroughly recommend picking some up. And then making this recipe obviously! If you’re not sure where to get it they have loads of options online.

This berbere chicken recipe is bursting with flavour. It's quick and easy to put together and tastes amazing served over lime & parsley cous cous!

What’s everyone’s thoughts on couscous? I think it’s probably Will’s favourite grain. I’m kind of indifferent to it but I can always count on Will suggesting it as a side when we’re short of ideas.

I normally say yes because there’s only so many times I can say ‘hey let’s have pasta or polenta’.

This berbere chicken recipe is bursting with flavour. It's quick and easy to put together and tastes amazing served over lime & parsley cous cous!

This couscous though. This couscous is different. This couscous is doused in lime juice and stirred with chopped parsley.

The final touch is a hunk of butter, melted by the heat of the pan then mixed in at the last second. Anything with melted butter is good in my book.

This berbere chicken recipe is bursting with flavour. It's quick and easy to put together and tastes amazing served over lime & parsley cous cous!

The chicken thighs are coated in the berbere and then fried, skin side down, in a skillet so they get all crispy and brown before flipping and adding in the veg and chicken stock.

It’s braised on the hob and then finished off in the oven to finish cooking the chicken through.

This berbere chicken recipe is bursting with flavour. It's quick and easy to put together and tastes amazing served over lime & parsley cous cous!

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If you’re anything like me then you’re always looking for ways to save money and avoid food waste so I want to make sure you’ve get plenty of ideas on how to use up any ingredients that are leftover from my recipes!

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This berbere chicken recipe is bursting with flavour. It's quick and easy to put together and tastes amazing served over lime & parsley cous cous!

Berbere Chicken with Lime & Parsley Couscous

This berbere chicken recipe is bursting with flavour. It's quick and easy to put together and tastes amazing served over lime & parsley cous cous!
5 from 4 votes
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Ethiopian
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 528kcal
Author: Amy Fulwood

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 4 Chicken Thighs bone in, skin on
  • 2 tbsp Berbere Spice Blend
  • 200 g Green Beans trimmed
  • 1 Carrot chopped
  • 1 Onion chopped
  • 2 cloves Garlic chopped
  • 250 ml Chicken Stock
  • 200 g Couscous
  • 1 tbsp Butter unsalted
  • 1 bunch Parsley roughly chopped
  • 1 Lime

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 200°C. Heat the olive oil over a medium high heat. Coat the chicken thighs in the berbere and place the in the pan skin side down. Cook for 5 minutes. Flip the chicken and add in the onion, carrot and garlic. Cook for another 5 minutes.
  • Pour in the chicken stock and add the green beans. Simmer for 10 minutes then place in the oven for 15 minutes to finish cooking the chicken. 
  • While the chicken is cooking heat 250ml of water and a pinch of salt over a high heat. When the water is boiling add the couscous and give it a good stir. Remove from the heat, cover and leave to stand for 5 minutes until the water has been absorbed. Stir in the juice of half the lime, half the parsley and the butter. Serve the couscous topped with a chicken thigh, veg and sauce and the rest of the parsley.
Nutrition Facts
Berbere Chicken with Lime & Parsley Couscous
Amount Per Serving
Calories 528
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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This berbere chicken recipe is bursting with flavour. It's quick and easy to put together and tastes amazing served over lime & parsley cous cous!

 

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9 Comments

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    Nancy | Plus Ate Six
    12/02/2017 at 1:45 AM


    Hi Amy, I just came across your blog through FBC and I love all your recipes! Seems that you cook pretty much the same things that I do too – lots of Middle Eastern, Asian and Meditterean. I’m off to have a nosey around some more.

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      Amy
      12/02/2017 at 4:08 PM

      Thanks so much Nancy! Yours looks lovely too, definitely following along 🙂 xxx

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    Pauline Frank-Vallally
    30/05/2017 at 7:49 PM


    Hello Amy, made your recipe for my family and it was a tremendous hit. Have been requested to make it again. Pauline

    • Reply
      Amy
      30/05/2017 at 9:08 PM

      Hi Pauline, that’s brilliant! So glad you enjoyed it 🙂

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    Dahn
    07/09/2017 at 11:15 PM


    I have just heard of Berbere spice earlier today. I think it is calling my name and so is this dish, it looks delicious

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    Rebecca | Let's Eat Cake
    08/09/2017 at 12:12 AM

    I love the flavor of Berbere and this chicken recipe looks so delicious and healthy!

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    Lynn | The Road to Honey
    08/09/2017 at 12:29 AM

    Personally I like couscous. It’s such a delicate, little grain. . .and I love the way it feels in my mouth. That said, the hubby and I usually go for quinoa as it has a bit more protein. I love how you added a bit of brightness to it with the lime juice. I bet it pairs so nicely with that berbere chicken.

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    Trang
    08/09/2017 at 1:23 AM


    OMG the chicken look so yummy, you’re making me hungry right now!

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    Britt | Sweet Tea & Thyme
    08/09/2017 at 1:43 AM

    This looks fantastic! I’ll put this in my pocket to try with my family, my husband saw the photos and asked for it lol.

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