5-a-day couscous

5-a-day couscous

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 30 mins


Serves 1
Rebecca Roberts serves roasted courgette, carrots, red onion, tomatoes and mushrooms with couscous and chicken in this recipe for one

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal725
  • fat36g
  • saturates8g
  • carbs54g
  • sugars18g
  • fibre9g
  • protein43g
  • salt0.9g
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  • 1 medium courgette, cut into small chunks



    The courgette is a variety of cucurtbit, which means it's from the same family as cucumber,…

  • 1 medium carrot, cut into small chunks



    The carrot, with its distinctive bright orange colour, is one of the most versatile root…

  • 1 medium red onion, cut into wedges
  • 85g mushroom, quartered



    The mushroom is a fungus which comes in a wide range of varieties that belong to two distinct…

  • handful cherry tomatoes (about 8)
  • 2 garlic clove, peeled
  • 1 tbsp olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

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

  • ½ tsp paprika



    A spice that's central to Hungarian cuisine, paprika is made by drying a particular type of…

  • ½ tsp dried chilli flakes
  • 2 bone-in chicken thigh, skin on
  • 50g couscous



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

  • ½ small pack parsley or mint, roughly chopped



    One of the most ubiquitous herbs in British cookery, parsley is also popular in European and…

  • drizzle sweet chilli sauce (optional)


  1. Heat the oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Put the vegetables and garlic on a baking tray. Season well, drizzle with 1 tbsp olive oil and mix until everything is coated.

  2. Sprinkle the spices and some seasoning over the chicken thighs, then rub into the skin and flesh. Drizzle a little oil over the skin and nestle the thighs among the veg. Roast in the oven for 25-30 mins until the vegetables are starting to crisp and the chicken is cooked through.

  3. About 10 mins before the chicken and vegetables are done, put the couscous in a bowl and just cover with boiling water, cover with cling film and set aside for 5 mins.

  4. Fork through the couscous to separate the grains. Toss the vegetables and parsley or mint through the couscous, season, then transfer to a serving plate. Top with the chicken and drizzle over the sweet chilli sauce, if you like.

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Comments (13)

S.fletch's picture

Easy recipe, with simple ingredients which where all to hand was tasty, more than 1 portion here there's plenty for 2 people, chicken needed quite a bit longer than 25 minutes we will have this again.

amanda.whitfield's picture

Suprisingly nice although that may be partly down to using more than just a drizzle of sweet chilli sauce!

Munkey's Mom's picture

Delicious, will definitely do it again! Never liked couscous until tonight, great mix with veggies.

tgreenwo's picture

Lacking a bit of taste for me

Mrs B's picture

Lovely, easy meal... I've made it a few times and just use the veg that I've got left in my fridge. It tastes good every time. The portion is quite big for one and the chicken takes longer than 25 mins.

LizzieColledge's picture

Very, very generous portion but also very tasty. If you don't want it too spicy try mixing the spices with the oil first and then rub into the chicken skin.

inkypink's picture

Really tasty and easy but seems a lot for one? Made two meals for me, although my veg may have been large rather than medium. I used fresh coriander as that's all I had but it was lovely.

LilMissEmka's picture

What a lovely recipe and so easy to make. Went down a treat :)

Druunica89's picture

Very yummy and easy to prepare! Hubby requested more meals like this one :)
Also added one medium sized aubergine when roasting and a chopped avocado after it was all done. Used both mint and parsley, as I love that combo. I will definitaly make this again!

reevey's picture

Loved it. Full of flavour, very simple instructions and well balanced dish, we'd happily it again.

shawski's picture

Great recipe and healthy as 5 of your 5 a day! Chicken took longer to cook than 25 mins though. Already made it a few times and it's becoming one of our favourite recipes. :-)

mamoja's picture

Very delicious. The whole Family liked it. Instead of chilisauce we took fresh natural yoghurt as it is served with turkish and greek dishes. Greetings from Germany.

gauri_2606's picture

Tried this out without the chicken. I chose to season with simple salt, pepper and lemon juice and it turned out superbly light, healthy and simply delicious!!!!

Questions (2)

hamishhamster's picture

is the nutrient content above per serving ???

goodfoodteam's picture

Hi there,

Thanks for getting in touch. Our nutritional information is always for one serving of the finished dish, so in this case, as the recipe serves one, the nutritional information covers the entire recipe.

Best wishes,

BBC Good Food web team

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