Turkish chicken couscous

This light Turkish meal takes just 15 minutes to create and is filled with delicious flavours such as spicy harissa, pomegranate, apricots and tender chicken.

  • 15 mins preparation
  • Serves 4
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Turkish chicken couscous
  • 1 cup couscous
  • 1/3 cup coriander, plus extra leaves to serve, chopped
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon preserved lemon, chopped
  • 1/2 barbecued chicken, meat shredded
  • 1 small red onion, sliced
  • 1/3 cup dried apricots, chopped
  • 1/4 cup toasted flaked almonds
  • 1/2 pomegranate, seeds removed
  • 2 teaspoon harissa
  • 3/4 cup greek yoghurt


Turkish chicken couscous
  • 1
    Prepare couscous following packet instructions. Fluff with a fork and cool.
  • 2
    In a large bowl, combine couscous, coriander, oil and lemon. Mix well and season to taste.
  • 3
    Add chicken, onion, apricot, almonds and seeds.Toss well.
  • 4
    In a small serving bowl, swirl harissa through yoghurt. Serve couscous topped with extra coriander. Accompany with yoghurt.


You could use cooked brown rice or cooked barley in place of couscous.

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