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chicken shawarma couscous bowl

a recipe by
barbara lentz
beulah, MI

This chicken is so flavorful. You can use any veggies you want. Drain a can of chickpeas is good with this also

serves 4
prep time 15 Min
cook time 20 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For chicken shawarma couscous bowl

  • 4
    boneless chicken thighs cut into strips
  • 1/3 c
    olive oil
  • 2 tsp
  • 4 clove
    garlic minced
  • 1/2
    lemon juiced
  • 2 tsp
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 1 tsp
    each coriander & turmeric
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 1 1/2 c
    water or chicken stock
  • 1 c
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 c
    mixed greens
  • 1/2 c
    edamame thawed
  • 1/4 c
    red onions sliced
  • 1/4 c
    fresh parsley chopped
  • 1/2 c
    green peas thawed
  • 1/4 c
    bean sprouts
  • 1/2 c
    diced cucumber
  • 1 dash
    vanilla greek yogurt
  • lemon juiced
  • 1
    head garlic roasted
  • 3 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • salt and pepper

How To Make chicken shawarma couscous bowl

  • 1
    For the chicken. Mix all the ingredients together except for chicken. Add the chicken and let marinate for at least 30 minutes. Could marinate overnight.
  • 2
    For the dressing To roast the garlic. Preheat oven 325 degrees. Cut the top off the head of garlic. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle a little salt over. Wrap in tin foil and roast in oven 30 minutes. Let it cool. Pinch the garlic out of the skins into a food processor. Add the remaining ingredients for the dressing and process until smooth. Taste and adjust for salt. Set aside in the fridge to let the flavors meld.
  • 3
    Preheat oven 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Lay out the chicken strips in a single layer. Bake in oven about 15 minutes until chicken is no longer pink. Remove from oven and set aside.
  • 4
    For the Couscous. Bring the water or chicken stock to a boil. Add the couscous and let cook until all the liquid is absorbed and the couscous is soft. Taste and adjust for salt and pepper.
  • 5
    To assemble the dish. Add the couscous to the bottom of a bowl. Top with chicken strips. Arrange the veggies around the chicken. Top with the dressing.

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