Recipe: Herby Couscous with Roast Chicken

Condé Nast House & Garden UK


Chicken couscous is a great way to use up leftover roast chicken. Alternatively, you can quickly roast the chicken breast fillets for 12-15 mins – just add to a pan with asparagus for a simple, summery midweek meal.


Herby Couscous with Roast Chicken


1 bunch asparagus

150g (5oz) couscous

2tbsp olive oil

1 clove garlic, crushed

1 courgette, thinly sliced

½ long red chilli, finely chopped

1tbsp each flat-leaf parsley, basil and mint, chopped



Heat the oven to 200°C (gas mark 6). Cut each chicken breast into four long strips. Place the chicken and asparagus in a single layer in a roasting tin. Brush with a little oil and season with salt and pepper. Roast for 12-15 mins, or until cooked.

Place the couscous in a large heatproof bowl. Pour on 300ml (9½fl oz) boiling water, cover tightly with cling film and set aside for 5 mins.

Meanwhile, heat the oil in a large frying pan over medium heat and cook the garlic, courgette and chilli, stirring, for about 5 mins or until the courgettes are just tender.

Stir the cooked vegetables through the couscous, then add the herbs, tossing well to fluff up the couscous. Season to taste. Serve warm with the chicken and asparagus.


Top Tips

Serve the herby couscous (minus the chicken) as an accompaniment to grilled fish or roast lamb, or alone for a tasty, meat-free dish.


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