Squash, chicken & couscous one-pot

Squash, chicken & couscous one-pot

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(70 ratings)

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 45 mins Plus standing

Easy

Serves 4
Use up leftovers in this superhealthy one-pot, packed with vital nutrients

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable
  • Healthy

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal283
  • fat3g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs42g
  • sugars16g
  • fibre6g
  • protein25g
  • salt0.53g
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Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp harissa paste
  • 1 tsp each ground cumin and ground coriander
    Cumin

    Cumin

    q-min

    An aromatic spice native to eastern Mediteranean countries and Upper Egypt. This warm,…

  • 2 red onion, halved and cut into thin wedges
  • 2 skinless chicken breast, cut into bite-sized chunks
  • 1 small butternut squash, cut into 1cm chunks (no need to peel)
  • 2 x 400g cans tomato
    Tomato

    Tomato

    toe-mart-oh

    A member of the nightshade family (along with aubergines, peppers and chillies), tomatoes are in…

  • zest and juice 2 lemons
    Lemon

    Lemon

    le-mon

    Oval in shape, with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile fruits…

  • 200g cherry tomato, halved
  • 140g couscous
    Couscous

    Couscous

    koos-koos

    Consisting of many tiny granules made from steamed and dried durum wheat, couscous has become a…

  • small bunch coriander, roughly chopped

Method

  1. Heat a large non-stick casserole dish or pan on the hob. Add the harissa, spices and onions, stir and cook gently for 10 mins until soft. Add chicken and brown for 5-10 mins. Add squash, stirring to combine, and a splash of water if it starts to stick. Cook for 5 mins more.

  2. Tip canned tomatoes into the pan with ½ can of water, cover and simmer for 20-30 mins. Add the lemon zest and juice, cherry tomatoes, couscous and seasoning. Cover and turn off the heat. Leave on the hob for 10 mins, then stir through the coriander and serve.

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Wendy_Samuels
26th Jan, 2014
Absolutely delicious.. I added 3 roasted, outer skin removed super hot red chilies which gave it an awesome kick! Oh & I only used 1 lemon because that is all I had however it was more than enough, 2 would have been too much lemon for me.
xantha
15th Jan, 2014
I really enjoyed this. After reading previous comments I only used one lemon and that was perfect. Any more lemon would have been too much. I omitted the cherry tomatoes simply because I don't like them. Will definitely make this again. My butternut squash cooked perfectly as I cut it into small chunks.
Zoe4
9th Dec, 2013
This recipe is really tasty - great to take for lunch. I do peel the butternut squash and I use more harissa paste than stated.
christine56
18th Apr, 2013
3.05
The tomatoes ruin this, they were SO overpowering we couldn't even taste the spicy Harissa. I would just use 200 ml stock and 200g cous cous next time.
mortersn
17th Apr, 2013
used ras-el-hanout instead of spices - was lovely, an easy supper dish
ttowers
11th Mar, 2013
3.05
Peel the squash, add more Harissa and chicken, and then it's lovely!
tamzinpuddles
30th Jan, 2013
hi, can anyone tell me how to re-heat once frozen and defrosted?
susiegoggin
15th Jan, 2013
5.05
Absolutely adored this dish. Contrary to other comments here, I didn't find there to be too much lemon. I had no harissa paste so excluded that and still delicious. Reheats excellently for a packed lunch. I will definitely be making this again.
fayegovan
12th Jan, 2013
5.05
After looking at the comments I used one tin of cherry tomatoes and only one lemon, it was absolutely delicious v flavoursome.
mjp123
6th Jan, 2013
5.05
After reading the other comments I made the following alterations: 3 chicken breasts (instead of 2) Juice and zest of 1 lemon (instead of 2) 1 x 400g tin chopped tomatoes (instead of 2) About double the amounts of ground cumin and coriander These all seemed to work and it was really tasty! I'd definitely recommend it.

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