Simple chicken couscous

These days I am after recipes that are easy, quick and healthy. This is one pot wonder.

Serves: Four


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 onion, thinly sliced
  • 200g chicken breasts, diced
  • 1 inch fresh ginger, grated
  • 1-2 tablespoons harissa paste (use chilli paste if you don’t have harissa)
  • 2 teaspoon cumin powder
  • 10 dried apricots
  • 220g can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 200 gm char grilled red capsicum sliced
  • 200g couscous
  • 200ml hot chicken stock
  • Salt to taste

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  • Heat the olive oil in a large frying pan and cook the onion for 1-2 mins until the onions turn golden.
  • Add grated ginger and fry for a few minutes.
  • Now add the chicken and fry for 5 mins until cooked through

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  • Add cumin powder, salt and stir through the harissa to coat everything and cook for 1 min more.
  • Add in the apricots, red capsicum, chickpeas and couscous, then pour over the stock and stir once.

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  • Cover with a lid and leave for about 5 mins until the couscous has soaked up all the stock and is soft.

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  • Fluff up the couscous with a fork and serve with yogurt, if you like.

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  • Enjoy!!!

Take care,

M from nepaliaustralian



9 responses to “Simple chicken couscous

  1. Sounds and I bet tastes delicious! I have written about couscous before, different recipe, though! Smiles, Robin

  2. I’ve never tried couscous. It looks perfect for me to try as it’s chicken and one-pot. Thanks!

    • I tried couscous first time in Australia years back and loved it. Try this recipe as it is simple and easy. Use less chill if you don’t eat hot food but I am sure you will love couscous, let me know 🙂

  3. This looks so good and thanks for the step-by-step photos! 🙂

  4. Reblogged this on Social Williams and commented:
    Reblogging so I don’t forget to try this.

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