Moroccan Chicken-and-Couscous Soup

  • egraeser Posted: 03/10/10
    Worthy of a Special Occasion

    One of my favorite soups! I modified it a bit by adding chickpeas and omitting the sweet potatoes. I also added some arugula @ the end to add more veggies, as well as some lemon juice and cilantro. The soup can be a bit thick so add the couscous sparingly. I have made it several times for friends and family and they love it!

  • Onecentinvegas Posted: 01/10/11
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    This soup is very, very good, but not outstanding. Like another poster, I added a bit of coriander to the chicken. I didn't have any pureed tomatoes, so I used petite dice. I left out the cayenne out of respect for my husband's delicate tummy, but added some hot sauce to my bowl--DEFINITELY like it better with some zing! It was delicious, easy and relatively fast to make. The leftovers are even better. Will make again for sure, and recommend it enthusiastically.

  • Gannondale Posted: 12/12/10
    Worthy of a Special Occasion

    There's something special about this combination of flavors. The only minor change I made was to add 1/4 tsp. of coriander to underscore the Moroccan influence. I'll make this soup again. The spiciness was just right, and really welcome on a snowy 17-degree day! Warm bread dipped in the soup is heavenly . . .

  • HDizzle Posted: 05/18/11
    Worthy of a Special Occasion

    I am a fan of Moroccan food, so I thought this would be better than it turned out. I pureed a can of petite diced tomatoes because I did not have a can of the puree. I had to add more cumin (to make 2 tsp total), salt, and black pepper to give it more flavor. When that was not enough, I also added some lemon juice and cilantro as suggested by another reviewer. I used whole wheat couscous which gave it a strange smell, and it didn't help the overall flavor. My husband does not like soup or couscous, and I didn't think it turned out so great, so I probably won't make this again.

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