One-pan chicken couscous

One-pan chicken couscous

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Cooking time

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 15 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

This satisfying yet superhealthy recipe is all cooked in one pan for minimum washing up

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition info

Nutrition

kcalories
281
protein
20g
carbs
41g
fat
6g
saturates
1g
fibre
3g
sugar
9g
salt
0.48g

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, thinly sliced
  • 200g chicken breasts, diced
  • good chunk fresh root ginger
  • 1-2 tbsp harissa paste, plus extra to serve
  • 10 dried apricots
  • 220g can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 200g couscous
  • 200ml hot chicken stock
  • handful coriander, chopped, to serve

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Method

  1. Heat the olive oil in a large frying pan and cook the onion for 1-2 mins just until softened. Add the chicken and fry for 7-10 mins until cooked through and the onions have turned golden. Grate over the ginger, stir through the harissa to coat everything and cook for 1 min more.
  2. Tip in the apricots, chickpeas and couscous, then pour over the stock and stir once. Cover with a lid or tightly cover the pan with foil and leave for about 5 mins until the couscous has soaked up all the stock and is soft. Fluff up the couscous with a fork and scatter over the coriander to serve. Serve with extra harissa, if you like.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, November 2009

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smcgettigan's picture
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Dragonslayerpurple - mix a bit of harissa with natural yoghurt - nice sauce and you can make it hotter or less so as you wish!

dragonslayerpurple's picture
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Very easy to make and loved the fact that there was hardly any washing up.

Very tasty (although I did put in more harrissa paste, more chicken and more apricots) but a little bit dry - would be nice with a tasty sauce.

smcgettigan's picture
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This is really quick and easy - mix the extra harissa into greek yoghurt to make it slightly more interesting (You can add extra harissa while cooking if you want to negate the cooling effects of the yoghurt!)

lor1982's picture
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Quite tasty!

louche_boy's picture

Lovely dish...I increased amount of chicken, and used chicken thigh meat which is more tasty. Served with warmed pitta bread...excellent meal :-)

natalierachel's picture
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This was very tasty with the harissa. I had to add more water to the couscous, and next time I will soak the apricots in boiled water to soften them a bit before adding them to the pan.

fionablandford's picture
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really good just done it for dinner party guest inssited on tkaing recipie home and i got some yummy left overs! very tasty

jaffa3008's picture

Absolutely delish - I added a chilli to mine also as I like extra heat.

Frantic Flapjack's picture
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This was very good. Easy to prepare for a week night meal. I didn't have any harissa so used curry paste instead and it worked really well. Good protein dish.

glasgow's picture
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Really lovely - added extra harrissa at the end.

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