Roe Park Resort
Tuesday, 15 January 2013

One pot Chicken Cous Cous and Butter Nut Squash

What you need!

  • 2 tbsp. harissa paste
  • 1 tsp each ground cumin and ground coriander
  • 2 red onions, halved and cut into thin wedges
  • 2 skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized chunks
  • 1 small butternut squash, cut into 1cm chunks (no need to peel)
  • 2 x 400g cans tomatoes                                      
  • Zest and juice
  • 2 lemons
  • 200g cherry tomatoes halved
  • 140g couscous
  • Small bunch coriander roughly chopped


What you need to do!

  1. Heat a large non-stick casserole dish or pan on the hob.
  2. Add the harissa, spices and onions, stir and cook gently for 10 mins until soft.
  3. Add chicken and brown for 5-10 mins.
  4. Add squash, stirring to combine, and a splash of water if it starts to stick.
  5. Cook for 5 mins more.
  6. Tip canned tomatoes into the pan with ½ can of water, cover and simmer for 20-30 mins.
  7. Add the lemon zest and juice, cherry tomatoes, couscous and seasoning.
  8. Cover and turn off the heat.
  9.  Leave on the hob for 10 mins, then stir through the coriander
  10. Serve.