One Pot Chicken and Couscous

One Pot Chicken and Couscous

  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 20 min
  • Total: 30 min
  • Serving: 4 Servings

This simple spiced chicken and couscous meal is a one-pot-wonder. The entire meal is cooked to perfection in one pan making it an easy and tasty dish.


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 large onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cubed
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 3 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1 cup water
  • 8 ounces shredded carrot
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1 cup couscous
  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds, toasted


  1. Place the oil into a large sauté pan over medium heat. Once the oil begins to shimmer, add the onion and sauté for 4 minutes.
  2. Sprinkle the chicken cubes with a few generous pinches of salt and pepper, and then add to the sauté pan. Cook the mixture for 3 minutes, and then slowly pour in the broth. Stir the mixture well to combine and then add the garlic, cumin, cinnamon, ginger and cayenne and the water.
  3. Bring the mixture to a simmer and then add the carrot and raisins. Cook for 3 minutes and then add the couscous.
  4. Cover the pan, remove from the heat and let stand for 5 minutes before serving topped with the toasted almond slivers.

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