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Sticky Chicken and Herby Mushrooms with Couscous

The new favourite in our house….Sticky Chicken with whatever you want to make with it. On this occasion we had it with the herby mushrooms and couscous. Very simple to make and oh so good to eat. Nicholas is not a big meat eater, but let me tell you, my little boys’ face was covered in sticky sauce…what a treat to see.

Serves: 2-4 (depends if there is little mouths eating with)

For the Chicken:


½ Tablespoon/7.5ml Oil for frying

1 Garlic Clove, crushed

3 Pimentos (we buy the ones in jars)

1 tablespoon/15ml Balsamic Vinegar

1 tablespoon/15ml Soya Sauce

1 tablespoon/15ml Sesame Oil

2 tablespoons/30ml Honey

3 tablespoons/45ml Water

800g Chicken wings, or any part you want to use

Salt and Black Pepper to taste


1. Fry the garlic and the pimentos, in a big saucepan,  for about 3 minutes.

2. Add the balsamic vinegar, soya sauce, sesame oil, honey, water and chicken and season with salt and pepper.

3. Cook for about 30 minutes, over a low heat, stirring and coating the chicken every 5 minutes.

For the Mushroom:


1 teaspoon/5ml Oil for frying

1 medium Onion, sliced

¼ Green Pepper, diced

¼ Yellow Pepper, diced

1 clove Garlic, crushed

200g button Mushrooms, sliced

1 teaspoon/5ml dried Thyme

1 teaspoon/5ml dried Parsley

Salt and Black Pepper to taste


1. Fry the onion, peppers and garlic for about 5 minutes.

2. Add the mushrooms and the herbs.

3. Season with salt and pepper to taste and cook for 10-15 minutes.

For the Couscous


1 cup/250ml Couscous

1 ¼ cups just boiled Water

1 Stock Cube of your choice (I use chicken)

1 teaspoon/5ml Butter


1. Put the couscous in a bowl.

2. Crush the stock cube over the couscous.

3. Cover the couscous with the water and let stand, covered, for 5 minutes.

4. Stir in the butter.


About The PaperCup Kitchen

Hi there everyone. I am Nelmarie, but please call me Nel. I, like so many people out there enjoy cooking and baking. Food makes me smile and it makes my heart beat faster. The only place where I know I fit just perfectly, is in the kitchen. I have also enrolled in a few cake decorating courses this year and I think I have met my true love....not mentioning my Hubby now :D. It took me 36 years to find out what I want to do with my life and I can now say the answer is rather simple...Bake and then decorating what I've baked. I have started PaperCup in 2011 whilst we were living in Moscow, Russia. Living the life of an Expat can sometimes get very lonely and the blog has not only brought the whole world into my kitchen but I have met so many gorgeous Foodie Friends. I am so happy that I have taken the plunge and started PaperCup. I am not a brilliant writer, I am not a brilliant chef, I am not a brilliant baker BUT I do invite you into my kitchen, take your shoes of, relax, have a bite to eat and let's have a chat. A little more about me: Nelmarie Rennison, married to Christopher for 6 years, together for 12. Two lovely kiddies, Nicholas 3 1/2 and Allegra just over a year. South African, lived in Russia for two years and now loving living in the UK. Diagnosed with MS in 2000 and never felt better :D I am just as grateful for dust blowing in my eyes as I am for Angels sitting on my shoulders. I love my family, my friends, my life and I am grateful for each new morning. Looking forward to get to know you better xx

One response »

  1. Look so delicious!!!Thanks for linking with my event Midweek Fiesta….


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