5-a-day couscous

5-a-day couscous

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(25 ratings)

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 cucurbit, 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 cloves, peeled
  • 1 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…

  • 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 thighs, 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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Frantic Flapjack
23rd Oct, 2018
This tasted lovely. I was feeding 2 of us so kept everything the same but upped the couscous to 100g and there was plenty. I cooked the chicken separately.
Mrs B
3rd Feb, 2018
I make this recipe all the time for mid week, evening meals. The portion is too big for just one meal, so I usually save a portion for lunch the next day. Very tasty and very easy.
19th Sep, 2016
Very nice and light. Easy and the chicken is fab.
11th Feb, 2016
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.
1st Sep, 2014
Suprisingly nice although that may be partly down to using more than just a drizzle of sweet chilli sauce!
Munkey's Mom
23rd Apr, 2014
Delicious, will definitely do it again! Never liked couscous until tonight, great mix with veggies.
28th Jan, 2014
Lacking a bit of taste for me
Mrs B
16th Jan, 2014
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.
8th Oct, 2013
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.
26th Sep, 2013
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.


5th Sep, 2013
is the nutrient content above per serving ???
goodfoodteam's picture
26th Sep, 2013
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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