Spicy Couscous and Chicken

In my attempt to have a healthy, nutritious meal with my family, here is a simple one-pot dinner recipe.

  • Servings: 2-3
  • Difficulty: Easy
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  • 900 g diced chicken thighs
  • 1 1/2 cup couscous
  • 2 tbsp ground cumin
  • 2 tbsp ground coriander
  • 1 tbsp chilli powder
  • 1 tsp ground turmeric
  • 2 chicken stock cubes
  • salt & freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 375ml (1 1/2 cups) boiling water
  • 1 finely chopped capsicum
  • 1 cup chopped mushrooms
  • 1/2 cup diced cabbage
  • 1 cup spinach
  • 1 thin sliced onion
  • 1/4 cup coarsely chopped fresh coriander
  • Lemon juice, to taste


  1. Marinate chicken pieces in the spices, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Heat the oil in a large non-stick pan over medium heat. Add the chicken and cook till its about half done.
  2. Add onion, garlic, veggies and chicken stock. Cover and cook  for 25 mins until the chicken is tender.
  3. Add the couscous. Stir and cook till the liquid absorbed.
  4. Garnish with coriander leaves.


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