Spicy chicken couscous

Spicy chicken couscous

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(38 ratings)

Ready in 25-30 minutes

Easy

Serves 4
This quick one-pot Moroccan dish is perfect for a summer supper

Nutrition and extra info

  • Healthy

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal486
  • fat23g
  • saturates2g
  • carbs45g
  • sugars0g
  • fibre4g
  • protein28g
  • salt0.56g
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Ingredients

  • 250g couscous
    Couscous

    Couscous

    koos-koos

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

  • 3 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 1 chopped onion
    Onion

    Onion

    un-yun

    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 2 large sliced skinless boneless chicken breast fillets
  • 85g blanched almonds
  • 1 tbsp hot curry paste
  • 100g halved ready-to-eat apricots
    Apricots

    Apricot

    ay-pree-kot

    A relative of the peach, nectarine, plum and cherry, apricots are fragrant, with a soft, velvety…

  • 20g pack 1oz fresh coriander

Method

  1. Prepare couscous with chicken stock, according to the packet instructions. Heat olive oil in a pan and cook the onion for 2-3 mins until softened.

  2. Toss in chicken breast fillets and stir fry for 5-6 mins until tender. Add the blanched almonds and, when golden, stir in the hot curry paste and cook for 1 min more.

  3. Add the couscous along with the apricots and the coriander. Toss until hot then serve with plain yogurt if you like.

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Comments (30)

Reni's picture

If reddeb 1 thinks it's great - it must be...she's a fab cook!

reddeb1's picture
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Took advantage of an unusually warm October evening and made this to go with a simple rocket salad. Very quick and tasted great! Added chickpeas and used a milder curry paste - was trying to be kind to our 5 and 3yr old, onto whom I frequently inflict spicy food in the hope of cultivating a love for it! ;) They LOVED this! Will make again - would be great for a BBQ!

paulo40's picture

absolutely brilliant. quick, easy and very tasty

mrsjehu's picture
5

Easy and delicious, I used a balti paste and added chickpeas to bulk it up.

debswilliams's picture
5

Delicious! Served it with the Lemon Lamb with warm chickpea and parsley salad. Definately be cooking this again. Will serve it with a greek-style salad next time.

Lovely72's picture
4

Really easy to make. Very tasty although mine seemed to turn out a little dry, perhaps I needed to add a little extra curry paste? Anyway, would def cook again as very quick so great for mid-week dinner.

claireybelle's picture
5

Quick, easy and tasty! Its nice that you can alter the strength dependent on what curry paste you buy! I went for the Madras which gave it a real kick! Even nice cold for lunch the next day!

junesymes's picture
4

Made a few times, very easy. Also good with ready cooked chicken so great way to use up left overs!

wendywd's picture
5

SO quick and easy - very tasty!

indrekparli's picture
4

Really easy and quick recipe!
I used dried plums instead of apricots.

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