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I used to make this when I was a poor, useless student if I was trying to impress someone; It's cheap and easy but tastes quite impressive.


  • 2 Chicken breasts
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • Handful Ground Cumin seeds
  • Handful Ground Dried Coriander
  • 1 tsp Salt & Pepper
  • Half a packet of cous cous
  • 1 litre of chicken stock
  • I knob of butter
  • 1 cup of sultanas
  • 1 cup chopped dried apricots
  • ¾ cup slivered almonds
  • Handful of fresh chopped mint
  • ¾ cup plain yogurt
  • Sprig fresh coriander (garnish)


  • On a plate mix together the Cumin, Coriander, salt & pepper.
  • Slice Chicken breast into strips and coat the strips in the dry mix.
  • Fry Chicken gently until cooked through.
  • Place cous cous and butter into a large bowl, pour over Chicken stock until the cous cous is almost covered.
  • Whisk lightly with a fork and cover bowl with a tea towel.
  • Keep checking the cous cous, it may need more Chicken stock.
  • Whisk it with a fork at regular intervals.
  • When cous cous is soft and fluffy add the chopped apricots, sultanas and Almonds and stir through. Place cous cous in a bowl or plate.
  • Place chicken strips on top and serve with mint yogurt (add mint to yogurt), garnish with fresh coriander and Bob’s your uncle.

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