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Chicken and pine nuts cuscous


500g chicken breast diced
cup plain flour
3 tablesp olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste
50g pine nuts
2 onions sliced
1 teasp ground cinnamon
1 teasp ground cumin
1 teasp ground paprika
1 teaspoon dried coriander flakes
cup sultanas
1 cup chicken stock
cup parsley chopped
1 Medium lemon
2 cups couscous
2 cups water
salt and pepper to taste


  1. Heat a frying pan over medium heat, add pinenuts, stirring constantly, until just starting to colour then transfer pinenuts to a plate.
  2. Place flour in a bowl, sprinkle salt and pepper, add chicken, toss to coat.
  3. Add one tablespoon of oil into a frypan, on a high and cook the chicken until golden then transfer cooked chicken to a plate.
  4. Heat remaining tablespoon of oil in pan, add onions and saute untill golden.
  5. Add cooked chicken to frypan with spices, sultanas and one cup of stock and bring to boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 5-10 minutes.
  6. In another saucepan, bring 2 cups of water to the boil, stir in couscous and olive oil then turn off heat, leave for 5 minutes
  7. In a bowl combine chicken mix with couscous, stir in pine nuts, parsley and lemon juice.

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