Because my weekend has been a bit higgledy piggledy, I didn’t do my usual weekly shop yesterday. So, today, I have been hunting through the fridge and freezer for some ingredients before I restock them again tomorrow.
In the freezer, I found some mini chicken breast fillets. Bonus! I knew I had cous cous in the cupboard; there was a jar of green olives hanging around, along with a jar of roasted red peppers, and there we had it – a meal was made.
This was also seriously easy to make and took less than 30 minutes. This will serve 4. Enjoy!
Mediterranean Chicken Casserole with Cous Cous
1 tbsp olive oil
2 cloves garlic
400g chicken breast (chicken thighs would also work)
1 smal glass brandy
400g tin chopped tomatoes
500ml vegetable stock
200g green olives
200g jar roasted red peppers
1 tsp smoked paprika
1 tsp oregano
1 green pepper
300g cous cous
1 tsp ras el hanout
1. Chop the onion and garlic and add to a large pan with the olive oil. Cook over a medium heat for 2 minutes, then add the chicken. Brown for 2-3 minutes (they don’t need to cook all the way through) then add the brandy. Allow to reduce.
2. Tip in the chopped tomatoes, vegetable stock, olives, sliced red peppers, smoked paprika and oregano. Simmer for 10-15 minutes, adding the sliced green pepper for the final couple of minutes.
3. For the cous cous, tip into a large bowl with the ras el hanout and a little salt and pepper, and add 400ml boiling water. Leave to sit until all of the water has been absorbed.
4. To serve, pile the cous cous into bowls and top with the casserole, making sure you get plenty of the juice.