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Quick chicken couscous recipe

Couscous is so quick and simple to prepare, and it goes well with lots of different flavours too.

Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 15 mins
Serves 4

Nutritional information

Per serving:

  • 1,362kJ / 322kcals
  • 26.8g protein
  • 4.2g fat, of which 0.9g saturates
  • 42.8g carbohydrate, of which 4.5g sugars
  • 3.3g fibre
  • 0.5g salt
A serving of couscous topped with chicken, tomato and cucumber


  • 200g couscous
  • 450ml reduced-salt chicken or vegetable stock
  • 250g skinless, boneless roast chicken breasts, chopped
  • 100g sweetcorn
  • 2 tomatoes, chopped
  • quarter of a cucumber, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 pinch ground black pepper


  1. Put the couscous into a large mixing bowl and cover with the hot stock. Leave for 10 to 15 minutes to swell and cool, then stir with to fluff up the grains.

  2. Add the chicken, sweetcorn, tomatoes, cucumber, lemon juice and black pepper. Stir well to mix and then divide between 4 bowls.


    You can make a fruity version of this meal by replacing the sweetcorn, tomatoes and cucumber with chopped apple, seedless grapes, and raisins or chopped ready-to-eat dried apricots.