Try these chicken couscous recipes! Great inspiration for a hearty lunch

Looking for an idea for a light but still hearty lunch? Stop by and get inspired by one of these chicken couscous recipes.

The menu is wide and everyone can choose.

So what will it be?

Couscous with chicken and dried fruit

This recipe is super tasty, healthy and packed with exotic spices, yet simple enough to whip up at midnight.

What will we need

  1. 450 g of chicken breast
  2. 3 tablespoons of olive oil
  3. A teaspoon of ground cumin
  4. ½ teaspoon ground coriander
  5. ½ teaspoon of cinnamon
  6. Salt
  7. Pepper
  8. Large red bell pepper (diced)
  9. 75 g red onion (sliced and diced)
  10. 100 g carrots (grated)
  11. A spoonful of minced garlic
  12. A pinch of turmeric
  13. 300 ml of chicken stock
  14. 50 g dried apricots (chopped)
  15. 50 g of dried cranberries
  16. 200 g of couscous
  17. 2 tablespoons of lemon juice
  18. 50 g almonds (chopped)
  19. A sprig of fresh mint and coriander


  1. Heat a tablespoon of olive oil in a pan
  2. Add the chopped chicken breast
  3. Season with salt and pepper, ½ cumin, ¼ coriander and ¼ cinnamon
  4. Fry the chicken for approximately 7 minutes, turning occasionally
  5. The chicken must be thoroughly cooked
  6. Wrap the baked chicken in foil and set aside
  7. Heat the remaining 2 tablespoons of oil in a pan
  8. Add pepper and onion
  9. Fry for approximately 5 minutes
  10. Then we add carrots, garlic, the remaining ½ cumin, ¼ coriander and ¼ cinnamon and a pinch of turmeric
  11. And saute for another minute
  12. Add broth and apricots to the vegetable mixture
  13. Season with salt and pepper and bring to a boil
  14. Stir in the couscous, remove from the heat and let rest for 5-6 minutes until the couscous softens and absorbs the liquid
  15. Then mix in the chicken together with the juice it released
  16. Add lemon juice, almonds, fresh mint and coriander
  17. We serve it still warm

Canned chickpeas can also be added to the recipe. Chickpeas, like couscous, are a great accompaniment to other ingredients. For inspiration, you can look at the best recipes with chickpeas and maybe try falafel.

Moroccan couscous with vegetables, meat, almonds and turmeric.

Couscous with chicken and vegetables

There is no time, but the hunger is great? That’s exactly why we prepared this recipe for couscous with chicken. The procedure takes no time and everyone can find the ingredients at home.

What will we need

For couscous

  1. 180 g of couscous
  2. ½ teaspoon of salt
  3. A pinch of pepper
  4. 3 tablespoons of olive oil

For meat

  1. 230 g of chicken breast
  2. 200 g of couscous
  3. Pinch of salt
  4. A spoonful of olive oil
  5. 50 g red onion (finely chopped)
  6. 250 ml of chicken stock
  7. 50 g zucchini (cut into cubes)
  8. 75 g of green beans
  9. 50 g red pepper (diced)
  10. 2 spring onions (chopped)
  11. ½ teaspoon of smoked paprika
  12. ½ teaspoon of turmeric
  13. A pinch of parsley
  14. 2 tablespoons feta cheese (crumbled)
  15. A dash of chili


  1. Pour the couscous into a larger heat-resistant bowl
  2. Add salt, pepper and olive oil
  3. Mix everything together until all the couscous is coated in oil
  4. Smooth and set aside
  5. Salt the chicken
  6. Heat the olive oil in a saucepan over high heat
  7. Add the chicken breasts and sauté for 2-3 minutes on each side
  8. Halfway through baking, add red onion and continue sauteing
  9. Remove the chicken to a plate and let it cool for a few minutes
  10. Then we cut it into cubes
  11. In the same pot, add chicken broth, zucchini, beans, pepper, spring onion, smoked paprika and turmeric
  12. We start heating to a high temperature
  13. As soon as the mixture starts to boil, take the pot off the heat and pour it over the couscous
  14. Insulate the bowl with couscous and set aside for at least 5 minutes
  15. When the couscous has absorbed most of the liquid, throw in the parsley and mix everything together
  16. Taste the couscous and season with salt
  17. When we serve the couscous with chicken, sprinkle it with feta cheese, chili and parsley
Vegetable couscous with meat and chickpeas.

Garlic chicken with couscous

Delicious meat seasoned with lemon and garlic served with couscous and fresh herbs is ideal if you want to enjoy a dinner full of flavor. The recipe uses chicken thighs and spices that everyone has in their pantry.

What will we need

  1. 8 boneless thighs
  2. 2 lemons
  3. 4 tablespoons of olive oil
  4. 3 cloves of garlic
  5. Red onion
  6. 320 ml of chicken stock
  7. 240 g of couscous
  8. A handful of parsley
  9. A handful of mint


  1. We clean the thighs and remove the skin from them
  2. Grate the zest from the lemons and set aside for now
  3. Squeeze the juice from the lemons into a large bowl and add 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  4. Salt, pepper and add the chicken
  5. Toss the chicken in the mixture to coat well
  6. Cover the bowl with the chicken and let it rest for 30 minutes
  7. We heat up a large pan in which we start frying the thighs
  8. Fry for about 5 minutes on each side, then reduce the heat and fry for another 5-10 minutes, until the thighs are cooked
  9. Meanwhile, thinly slice the garlic and onion
  10. Melt ½ tablespoon of oil in a pan over medium heat
  11. Throw in the garlic and onion
  12. Sauté for 5 minutes until soft
  13. In a small saucepan, heat the broth until it begins to boil
  14. Then take it off the stove, pour in the couscous, cover and let it rest for 5 minutes
  15. When the couscous is ready, add the rest of the oil and mix in the garlic and onion
  16. Mix the herbs with the lemon peel and add them to the couscous
  17. Couscous is served with fried chicken
Garlic chicken with lemon and couscous.

Chicken with couscous and avocado

Avocado lovers beware, this is the recipe for you! The whole salad revolves around avocado, couscous, cabbage and grilled chicken. And even more avocado is used to create a creamy and green dressing that is mixed into the salad.

What will we need

For the dressing

  1. ½ avocado
  2. 170 g of plain yogurt
  3. A handful of cilantro
  4. A spoonful of lime or lemon juice
  5. Clove of garlic
  6. Spring onion

For the salad

  1. 150 g Brussels sprouts (chopped)
  2. A can of corn
  3. A whole avocado
  4. 75 g of cherry tomatoes
  5. 100 g of red pepper
  6. A pinch of pepper
  7. 100 g of chicken breast
  8. 75 g of feta cheese
  9. 180 g of couscous


  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees
  2. Using a hand blender, mix ½ avocado, yogurt, coriander, lime juice, garlic and spring onion together
  3. Mix until the dressing is completely smooth
  4. Place the Brussels sprouts on baking paper and bake in the oven for 20 minutes
  5. Pour the couscous into a large bowl and cover it with a sufficient amount of boiling water
  6. Let the couscous stand for 5-10 minutes to absorb all the liquid
  7. In the meantime, heat a pan on medium heat, you can also add a little oil
  8. When the pan is hot, add the chicken breasts and fry for 2-3 minutes on each side until golden
  9. Let the chicken meat stand for a while to cool down, and then cut it into smaller pieces
  10. Peel and chop the whole avocado and put it in a bowl
  11. Add the avocado, corn, cooked couscous, tomatoes and peppers with a small amount of dressing to the bowl
  12. Then add the baked chicken, mix
  13. We can also mix feta cheese into the mixture or sprinkle it on the salad
Couscous in a bowl with vegetables, avocado and green dressing.

Couscous with chicken and sun-dried tomatoes

Simple, healthy and tasty chicken and couscous with sun-dried tomatoes is ready in 30 minutes. The easiest dinner after a busy day you can make today!

What will we need

  1. 150 ml of water
  2. 2 tablespoons of butter
  3. 200 g of couscous
  4. 2 chicken breasts
  5. Pinch of salt
  6. A pinch of pepper
  7. 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  8. ½ red onion
  9. 75 g of sun-dried tomatoes
  10. A handful of fresh basil
  11. Feta cheese


  1. Bring the water and butter to a boil in a small saucepan
  2. Add the couscous and mix
  3. Then take the pot off the heat, cover it and let it rest for 5 minutes
  4. Salt and pepper the chicken breasts
  5. Heat the olive oil in a pan and add the chicken breasts
  6. Fry for approximately 3-4 minutes on each side
  7. Remove the chicken from the heat and let it cool
  8. Then we cut it into smaller pieces
  9. In the same pan, add the onion, which we will start frying
  10. Fry for about 8-10 minutes until it starts to brown
  11. Add some sun-dried tomatoes and cook for another 1-2 minutes, then remove from the heat
  12. In a large bowl, mix the couscous, chicken, red onion, sun-dried tomatoes and basil
  13. Mix everything together to combine the ingredients
  14. Couscous with chicken is served hot and sprinkled with feta
Couscous with sun-dried tomatoes, feta, arugula and herbs.

Baked couscous with chicken thighs

Such a no-fuss recipe. Everything is mixed and thrown into the oven. In the meantime, you can start other activities, for example start cleaning.

What will we need

  1. 12 boneless skinless chicken thighs
  2. 3 spoons of curry
  3. 2 spoons of smoked paprika
  4. A teaspoon of cinnamon
  5. 10 cloves of garlic
  6. 6 tablespoons of olive oil
  7. 450 g of couscous
  8. 600 ml of chicken stock
  9. 75 g of butter
  10. 50 g of raisins
  11. A handful of fresh coriander


  1. Place the chicken thighs in a baking dish
  2. Season with salt and pepper
  3. Add curry, garlic, oil and mix everything together so that the thighs are coated in the mixture
  4. Cover the bowl and let the chicken marinate for at least 20 minutes, ideally overnight
  5. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees
  6. Place the couscous in a new baking dish and cover it with hot broth
  7. Add salt, mix, cover the container and let it stand for 5 minutes to let the broth absorb
  8. Then put the chicken in the oven and bake for 5 minutes
  9. In the meantime, add raisins to the couscous, brush them with butter
  10. Cover the bowl with foil and add it to the oven with the chicken
  11. Bake the chicken with couscous in this way for another 20-25 minutes, until the chicken is golden
  12. Before serving, stir the chicken, including the juice, into the couscous and mix
  13. Serve immediately, or cover the bowl with foil and place it in the oven at 130 degrees for 10 minutes
Baked couscous in the oven with chicken legs with vegetables and lemon.

Did you know that couscous is actually pasta? Therefore, if you are not tempted by a single recipe or, on the contrary, you are looking for more inspiration for a hearty lunch, take a look at these recipes for the best pasta salads . At the same time, you can replace the couscous with your favorite type of pasta in each of these recipes.

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We are both fans of good food and enjoy cooking. On this website, we want to inspire you with traditional, but also less common recipes. We will be happy if you try our recipes and let us know how you liked them. Bon appetite! :)

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