One Pan Chicken & Couscous

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cook time: 55 minutes

Serves: 4 - 6 People

One Pan Chicken & @sanremopasta Couscous with Middle Eastern Flavours The perfect, simple, one pan autumn dinner dish to enjoy as it gets a bit cooler. Comforting flavours of chicken cooked through couscous, combined with the freshness of the parsley garnish, makes this a great mid-week dish to please the whole family! We partnered with @sanremopasta using their delicious couscous to bring you this recipe and the added bonus is there is only one pan to clean!

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  • Prep time: 15 minutes
  • Cook time: 55 minutes
  • Total time: 1 hour 20 minutes
  • Serves: 4 - 6 People


  • 500 g San Remo couscous
  • 1 Red onion
  • Olive oil
  • 2 cloves Garlic
  • 2 Lemons
  • 2 Sweet potatoes
  • 1 bunch Washed parsley
  • 150 g Sultanas/currants
  • 1 L Chicken stock
  • 4 Chicken Marylands , (4 thighs + 4 drumsticks)
  • Cumin
  • Salt


  • 1)

    Start by preheating your oven to 200°C on fan force.

  • 2)

    Next finely dice 1 red onion, then pop it in an ovenproof pan with some olive oil on medium heat.

  • 3)

    While the onion is sweating down, roughly chop 2 garlic cloves, zest 2 lemons and peel and slice 2 sweet potatoes into approx. 1 cm discs, then add to the pan and cook for approx. 5 minutes.

  • 4)

    Then pop 500g of San Remo couscous, 150g sultanas/currents and 1L of chicken stock into the pan.

  • 5)

    Now knock off the top half of a bunch of washed parsley and chop it very finely (set aside half of the chopped parsley for the garnish).

  • 6)

    Add the chopped parsley to the pan before giving the couscous a good stir around.

  • 7)

    Now lay 4 chicken thighs and 4 chicken drumsticks around the pan, then sprinkle with some cumin and salt.

  • 8)

    Top up the pan with some water (the water must come up to the level of the couscous) before popping the pan into the oven for approx. 50 minutes.

  • 9)

    Once the chicken is out of the oven let is sit for approx. 10 minutes, then add the juice of 1-2 lemons and garnish with some chopped parsley.

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