Couscous

Couscous with Chicken Balls

Couscous is simply dry pasta crushed into tiny pieces. So it is not that special grain that grows out of the plant like that. It is made the same way as other pasta: spaghetti, macaroni etc are made from durum wheat, that wheat used in making semolina flour that we use to make Semolina Fufu.

In this recipie we would be making Couscos, with Chicken meat ball and Vegetable Sauce.

Please note that this vegetable sauce is optional. It is perfectly ok to serve just the couscous and the chicken balls. They both taste great together.

MAKES: 4-6 Servings

Ingredients for Couscous

  • 1½ cups couscous
  • Chicken Stock
  • Butter
  • ¼ cup green peas
  • 2 hotdogs (frankfurters)
  • A small quantity of sweet pepper (fresh paprika)
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon mixed seasoning
  • Garlic
  • Salt (to taste)

Ingredients for the Chicken Balls

  • 500g (1.1 lbs) chicken mince
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon mixed seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 handful fresh parsley leaves

Ingredients for the Vegetable Sauce

  • Chicken Stock
  • 3 medium mushrooms
  • ¼ cup diced sweet pepper (fresh paprika)
  • ¼ cup diced green bell pepper
  • ¼ cup diced carrots (or halfmoon cuts)
  • 1 red onion
  • 1 tablespoon Nigerian curry powder
  • Salt to taste.

Directions for making the Chicken Balls

  • Place the chicken mince in a clean bowl.
  • Add salt, mixed seasonings and onion powder.
  • Massage with your hand till everything is well combined.
  • Add the parsley or any other alternative you are using.
  • Mix till evenly distributed within the chicken mince.
  • Mold into small balls and place in an oven tray.
  • Bake in a preheated oven for 180 deg Celsius (350 F). While baking, turn them around from time to time so they cook and brown evenly. You can also shallow fry them in a frying pan. The chicken balls should be ready in about 30 minutes.

Directions for making Couscous

  • Heat butter in sauce pan (which has a lid).
  • Add onions powder (you can also use chopped onion), stir and allow to cook.
  • Stir in crushed garlic.
  • Add couscous, stir.
  • Add chicken stock, Mixed Seasoning and stir and bring to boil.
  • Add chopped hotdog
  • Remove off heat, cover and allow to stand for 5 minutes.
  • Stir in coriander or parsley.
  • Add salt and fresh paprika
  • Add green peas
  • Serve as a side dish.

Directions for making Vegetable Sauce

  • Heat Vegetable oil in sauce pan (which has a lid).
  • Add chopped onion, diced sweet pepper, green bell pepper, carrot, Mushrooms stir and allow to cook 1 to 2 minutes
  • Add chicken stock, curry and salt, let simmer for another 2minutes
  • Remove off heat, cover and allow to stand for 5 minutes.
  • Serve as a side dish.

Conclusion

There you have it—delicious Couscous with Chicken Balls. We guarantee that these recipes will smell amazing as you cook, and they’ll taste even better once you try them!

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