Spicy Harissa Chicken Couscous

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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4 serving
Calories: 449kcal


  • 1 finely chopped onion (approx 150g)
  • 1 sliced yellow pepper (approx 150g)
  • 500 g diced chicken breast
  • 1 thumb sized piece grated ginger
  • 50 g harissa paste (can swap for any spicy paste you like)
  • 250 g tinned chickpeas (drained weight)
  • 160 g couscous (raw weight)
  • 400 ml chicken stock (using a stock pot or stock cube)
  • 1 squeeze of lime juice
  • 1 handful chopped coriander (optional)


  • Heat a large pan on a medium heat and spray well with 1 kcal spray.⁣
  • Add the onion and cook for 1-2 mins just until softened.⁣
  • Add the chicken and cook for about 5 minutes until brown on all sides.
  • Add the sliced pepper and cook for a further 3-5 minutes until the chicken is cooked throughout and the onions have turned golden.
  • Add in the grated ginger. ⁣
  • Stir in the harissa paste and cook for a further minute.⁣
  • Add the chickpeas and the raw couscous.⁣
  • Pour over the stock and stir once. ⁣
  • Reduce h, cover with a lid and leave for about 5 mins until the couscous has soaked up all the stock and is soft.
  • Taste and season as required.⁣
  • Fluff up the couscous with a fork and serve with freshly chopped coriander and a squeeze of lime juice.⁣


Calories: 449kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 48g | Fat: 7g