Speedy Moroccan Chicken Couscous


For a speedy mid-week dinner this is a real treat. It’s healthy yet filling and perfect for those times when you are really limited on time.

Serves 2

2 tsp Harissa paste

6 dried ready-to-eat apricots, halved

150ml very hot chicken stock

150g couscous

2 x roast chicken breasts fillets (from the supermarket)

4 spring onions, finely sliced (including the green part)

Handful pitted green olives (optional)

2 tbsp olive oil

Juice of ½ lemon

Small handful of chopped coriander

2 tbsp flaked toasted almonds

50g pomegranate seeds (optional)

Small pot of natural yoghurt

Small bunch of mint

Stir the harissa paste and apricots into the hot stock and pour over the couscous in a bowl. Stir and cover with cling film. Leave for 5 minutes.

Meanwhile remove the skin from the chicken and tear the meat into strips.

Once the couscous has been left for 5 minutes, fluff up with a fork and stir in the chicken, spring onions, olives (if using) olive oil, lemon juice and coriander. Season with salt and pepper. Spoon into bowls or plates. Scatter over the almonds and pomegranate seeds, if using.

Mix together the yoghurt and mint and serve separately to spoon over.

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