Umami Recipes
Umami Recipes

One-pan chicken couscous

4 servings


30 minutes

total time


1 tbsp olive oil

1 onion, thinly sliced

200g chicken breast, diced

good chunk fresh root ginger

1-2 tbsp harissa paste, plus extra to serve

10 dried apricots

200g couscous

200ml hot chicken stock

handful coriander, chopped, to serve

Optional: paprika and/or garlic

Optional: 220g can chickpeas, rinsed and drained (part of original recipe, not recommended)


Heat the olive oil in a large frying pan and cook the onion for 1-2 mins just until softened.

Add the chicken and fry for 7-10 mins until cooked through and the onions have turned golden.

Grate over the ginger, stir through the harissa to coat everything and cook for 1 min more.

Tip in the apricots, chickpeas and couscous, (optional paprika and garlic) then pour over the stock and stir once.

Cover with a lid or tightly cover the pan with foil and leave for about 5 mins until the couscous has soaked up all the stock and is soft.

Fluff up the couscous with a fork and scatter over the coriander to serve. Serve with extra harissa, if you like.


Serving Size




Total Fat

6 g

Saturated Fat

1 g

Unsaturated Fat


Trans Fat





0.48 mg

Total Carbohydrate

41 g

Dietary Fiber

3 g

Total Sugars

9 g


20 g

4 servings


30 minutes

total time
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