This one-pan chicken couscous ticks all the boxes. It’s satisfying yet superhealthy, uses just one pan and leftovers are perfect to pack up for lunch next day.
1 tbsp olive oil
1 onion, thinly sliced
200g/8oz chicken breast, diced
good chunk fresh root ginger
1-2 tbsp harissa paste, plus extra to serve
10 dried apricots
220g can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
200ml/7fl oz hot chicken stock
handful coriander, chopped, to serve
Heat the olive oil in a large frying pan and cook the onion for 1-2 mins just until softened. Add the chicken and fry for 7-10 mins until cooked through and the onions have turned golden. Grate over the ginger, stir through the harissa to coat everything and cook for 1 min more.
Tip in the apricots, chickpeas and couscous, then pour over the stock and stir once. Cover with a lid or tightly cover the pan with foil and leave for about 5 mins until the couscous has soaked up all the stock and is soft. Fluff up the couscous with a fork and scatter over the coriander to serve. Serve with extra harissa, if you like.