This one-pot recipe features turmeric, which is related to ginger and gives the dish and other curries their distinctive yellow color. It's a hearty meal with an exotic fragrance to consider for your next dinner party.


Recipe Summary

45 mins
1 hr


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • In a Dutch oven, combine chicken, carrots, onions, tomatoes, chickpeas, stock, water, ginger, turmeric, cinnamon, chili powder, 1 teaspoon salt, and 1/8 teaspoon pepper. Break up the tomatoes with a spoon.

  • Bring to a simmer over medium heat. Cover, and cook for 15 minutes. Add zucchini, and cook until chicken is cooked through, yet still tender, about 15 minutes more.

  • Serve couscous in bowls. Spoon chicken, vegetables, and broth on top.

Cook's Notes

You can replace the zucchini with other vegetables, such as eggplant or bell peppers.

Reviews (4)

44 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 16
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 18
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
Have been making this recipe for years.Very authentic Middle Eastern fare. It's a great one pot meal and healthy as well. My family loves it. Sometimes I add butternut squash to the stew, but it's delicious as is. The trick to making couscous granular is to mix the dry couscous with oil first. Add boiling water or broth and let sit covered for 5 minutes. Then flake with a fork.
Rating: Unrated
I was looking for something new and flavorful. I found it bland. I can't imagine making it again.
Rating: 4 stars
This is a regular weekday recipe for me. Pretty much make as is, have added curry powder as well some times, and definitely add the zucchini in the last ten minutes to make sure it is still crunchy
Rating: Unrated
This dish is easy, quick, affordable and absolutely delicious! I used a package of boneless, skinless chicken thighs rather than the bone in thighs called for. Other than that I kept to the recipe and it was superb!! I was skeptical about such short cook times, especially with the whole thighs and the carrots, but it was done in the time specified on med-high heat. I highly recommend this dish!