Shish Taouk chicken breasts with couscous and preserved lemons

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Shish Taouk chicken



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  1. In a saucepan, heat oil and brown chorizo. Add French shallot and garlic and continue cooking for a few minutes. Set aside.
  2. In a saucepan, bring stock and butter to boil. Add couscous and remove from heat. Cover and leave 5 minutes. Separate the grains of couscous well with a fork.
  3. Add the chorizo mixture, herbs and preserved lemon to the couscous. Add salt and pepper. Set aside.
  4. Place oven rack in middle position. Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C).
  5. In a skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat, sauté shallot and garlic and add chicken. Add salt and pepper. Brown chicken on both sides. 
  6. Bake 20 minutes.
  7. Add oregano. Adjust seasoning and serve with couscous.
Chef's tip

Chorizo sausages will add a spicy note to your couscous. Feel free to use another type of milder or spicier sausage! Or replace the chorizo with pieces of pancetta or prosciutto.