Yes, dirty couscous doesn’t sound too good does it? But in fact – it is completely edible and delicious.
You might be more familiar with the term ‘dirty rice’, right? It is a traditional Creole dish made with white rice cooked with pieces of chicken or liver with added ingredients like peppers, celery, onion and spices – like cayenne and black pepper, to give it a ‘dirty’ colour.
Even though my dirty couscous has no liver (thank goodness), I did manage to add onion, yellow pepper, black pepper, paprika and fresh basil to the mix to serve with honey and soy grilled chicken strips.
It’s a pretty flavoursome meal and all in all an easy one to serve for those dreaded weekday dinners.
Simple and satisfying. If you need other ideas with couscous check out this easy Chicken with Tomato and Chorizo Sauce on Couscous or this Cajun and Tomato Baked Chicken with Couscous. Couscous is also great to use as stuffing like here in this Moroccan Roast Chicken with Couscous Stuffing. If you are more of a veggie fan, why not try this Couscous with Zucchini and Sun Dried Tomatoes – your options are pretty endless. Enjoy!