Spicy chicken couscous

Spicy chicken couscous

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(44 ratings)

Ready in 25-30 minutes


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


  • 250g couscous



    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



    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



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

  • 20g pack 1oz fresh coriander


  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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12th Apr, 2015
Simple to make but disappointing really. Used flaked almonds instead of whole ones so maybe lost some "crunch" with them but I'd expected these nice ingredients to be tastier and not so dry...
Frantic Flapjack
16th Dec, 2014
Easy to make but nothing special. Good for a quick mid-week meal and to use up leftover chicken.
30th Jun, 2013
I NEVER write reviews but I've just finished cooking and devouring this meal! Healthy food can be soooo delicious. Great recipe, wonderful flavours and super easy!
27th Feb, 2013
I'd give this 5 stars if I could work out how to on this iPad! Very easy and the children liked it, good for using up left over roast chicken.
23rd Feb, 2013
This has become a regular family recipe that we all love. So easy to make and really delicious. I like to use whole chicken breasts and served on top of a large bowl of the cous cous mixed with the sauce - looks fabulous and colourful in the middle of the table!
1st Apr, 2012
This is quite tasty - I love the mix of the heat of the curry paste and the sweetness of the apricot and the crunchiness of nuts. Unfortunately my fiancee did not like it much though..so probably won't be making it again!
15th Feb, 2012
Great recipe, quick and tasty!
4th Aug, 2011
could you serve the chicken and couscous separatley and maybe put some chicken stock or yogurt in chicken mixture to make it less dry?
19th Jun, 2011
Really nice,my partner loved it! I used chicken thigh fillets instead of breast (cheaper and still yummy!) and added some chilli powder and cayenne pepper for extra kick.
18th May, 2011
Delicious. Made this last night and followed all the advice of the other reviewers about using madras curry paste, adding in raisins or sultanas and also needing to add some water when mixing with the couscous. Served with a simple salad. Will make again !


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15th Aug, 2015
Would this be ok to freeze can anyone tell me?
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