Spicy chicken couscous

Spicy chicken couscous

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(42 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
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  • 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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25th Nov, 2010
I wasn't a fan, maybe I didn't use the right curry paste but it was quite bland and too dry even though I added extra stock when I added the couscous.
18th Oct, 2010
nice meal, slightly inappropriate for a night in october, but never mind. I spiced it up a little bit, and put the onions in last, as my other half likes crunchy onions in his food. will make again for sure!
5th Jul, 2010
Really quick and tasty. I added about three tbsp of hot water from the kettle to the pan with the curry sauce which stopped it becoming too dry when I added the cous cous.
8th Apr, 2010
This was top munch. If you find that your cous cous is a little dry pop in 50ml more stock or so after you add the cous cous in the final stage. Tasty stuff.
28th Aug, 2009
Yummy ......
26th Aug, 2009
Delicious. I added a handful of sultanas with the apricots. Will make again.
15th Jul, 2009
Loved it and so did my partner.
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1st Apr, 2009
Lovely simple dish, i've made this several times varying the curry paste - madras is my favourite! Tastes great hot or cold.
19th Mar, 2009
I served this with a herb salad
16th Oct, 2008
we all loved this - another easy to make recipe - and tastes even beter cold for lunch next day!


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