Couscous with Sumac Chicken & Butter Mushrooms with step wise pictures. Popular chicken dinner meal.
This is a moroccan themed lunch made using cous cous and chicken. This is not only easy to make but taste amazing.
About Sumac Chicken Recipe
Couscous is made entirely of semolina. Semolina is the name given to flour made from durum wheat. Durum wheat is a very hard wheat that contains more protein than all-purpose wheat flour. Semolina is a golden yellow flour that gives couscous a
nuttier flavour than all-purpose flour.
Sumac is derived from the Arabic word summaq, which means dark red. It is a crimson red, astringent spice that is commonly used in Middle Eastern cooking. Its made from the berry fruit of the Rhus Coriaria shrub, which was originally grown in the Mediterranean basin before spreading to Europe.
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Ingredients for Couscous With Sumac Chicken & Butter Mushrooms
Couscous is a dried and cracked pasta made from semolina that cooks quickly, much like tiny pasta. It has a nutty, sweet flavour that complements stews, braises, and grilled or roasted vegetables.
They have a sweet, tangy, and intense flavour due to their small size and add texture and sweetness to both sweet and savoury dishes. Dried grapes include raisins, sultanas, and currants. Raisins and sultanas have a soft, sweet, and juicy texture, whereas currants have an intense, sweet, and tangy flavor.
Chicken breasts are prone to drying out when overcooked, so they should be cooked quickly over high heat. Cooking chicken breasts in a skillet, stir-frying, roasting/baking, or grilling are the best options.
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Sumac Chicken Recipe | Couscous with Butter Mushrooms
- Couscous - 1 cup
- Sultanas - ¼ cup
- Cayenne Powder - 1 tsp
- Cumin Powder - 1 tsp
- Salt to taste
- Hot Water - 2 cups
- Chicken Breast - 2
- Cayenne Powder - 1 tsp
- salt to taste
- Sumac Powder - 2 tsp
- Black Pepper to taste
- Lemon Juice as needed
- Olive Oil - 2 tblsp
- Butter - 1 tblsp
- Garlic - 3 cloves chopped
- Mushrooms - 1 cup chopped
- Salt to taste
- Pepper to taste
- Marinate chicken with the ingredients given for 2 hours.
- Mix couscous with all ingredients in a bowl. Pour over hot water, cover and cook for 15 mins till all water is absorbed. Set aside.
- Heat butter in a pan, add garlic and stir fry for a min,
- Add in mushrooms and mix well.
- Season with salt and pepper. Cook till brown and set aside.
- Now in the same pan, place chicken and cook for 5 to 6 mins on each side. Add little water and cook covered for 10 mins on low heat.
- Serve over cous cous.
Sumac Chicken Recipe Step by Step Pictures
1)Start by making couscous, take it in a bowl
3)Add in cayenne powder
4)Add salt, cumin powder
6)Add in hot water
8)Cover and cook till all water is absorbed
10)Fluff up the couscous
11)Heat butter in a pan
12)Add in garlic
13)Saute for a min
14)Add in mushrooms
15)Cook till brown
16)Season with salt
19)Take chicken in a bowl
21)Add in sumac
23)Add salt to taste
24)Add black pepper powder
25)Add lemon juice
26)Add in olive oil
28)Place chicken skin side down and cook for 6 to 8 mins
29)Flip over and cook
29)Add little water
30)Cover and cook
31)Now chicken is done
32)Place some couscous and mushrooms
33)Place chicken on top
34)Spoon sauce over
Frequently Asked Questions
Are butter mushrooms healthy?
The nutritional value of mushrooms. With mushrooms, you can't go wrong. They're low in fat, sodium, calories, and cholesterol. They also contain a lot of fiber, vitamins, and minerals.
Is couscous pasta or grain?
While many people mistake it for a grain like rice or barley, it is actually a type of pasta. (Hint: while some grocery stores sell couscous in the pasta section, most sell it in the grain section, next to the rice.) Couscous is a type of pasta made from semolina flour and water.