One Pan Moroccan Chicken and Couscous

02.22.2018

The one pan dinner fad maybe came and went but it’s still totally my thing! This One Pan Moroccan Chicken and Couscous is one of my favorite one pan dinners to date! It has a delicious blend of flavors and textures, it’s a healthy dinner, and it’s brimming with those irresistible deliciously spiced Moroccan flavors. 

One Pan Moroccan Chicken and Couscous

Moroccan Chicken Dinner

I’ve actually already made this dinner probably 4 or 5 times over the last few months so it’s due time that I shared it. It’s a combination of two summer favorites (this Grilled Moroccan Chicken and this Moroccan Couscous with Roasted Veggies and Chick Peas), but I blend them together into something that can be made together on the stovetop.

One Pan Moroccan Chicken and Couscous

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Layered together are diced chicken breasts, sauteed veggies, lemony couscous, sweet apricots or raisins, spices, fresh herbs, and sliced almonds and together they harmoniously create one unforgettable dish!

Because who wants a bland and boring chicken dinner??

How To Make Moroccan Chicken

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One Pan Moroccan Chicken and Couscous

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One Pan Moroccan Chicken and Couscous

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One Pan Moroccan Chicken and Couscous

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One Pan Moroccan Chicken and Couscous

4.34 from 3 votes

This is one of my favorite one pan dinners to date! It has a delicious blend of flavors and textures, it's a healthy dinner, and it's brimming with those irresistible deliciously spiced Moroccan flavors. 

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: moroccan
Keyword: Moroccan Chicken
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 560 kcal
Author: Jaclyn

Ingredients

  • 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts, diced into 3/4-inch pieces
  • 3 Tbsp olive oil, divided
  • 1 tsp ground cumin, divided
  • 1/2 tsp ground coriander, divided
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon, divided
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 large red bell pepper, cored and chopped (1 1/2 cups)
  • 3/4 cup chopped red onion
  • 1 1/2 cups matchstick carrots
  • 1 Tbsp minced garlic (3 cloves)
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric
  • 1 1/2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/3 cup chopped dried apricots or golden raisins
  • 1 cup dry couscous
  • 2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup Fisher Sliced Almonds
  • 2 Tbsp chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 Tbsp chopped fresh mint

Instructions

  1. Heat 1 Tbsp olive oil in a non-stick 12-inch saute pan or deep skillet over medium-high heat. 

  2. Add chicken to pan season with salt and pepper, 1/2 tsp cumin, 1/4 tsp coriander and 1/4 cinnamon. Cook, turning occasionally, until cooked through, about 7 minutes. 

  3. Transfer chicken to a sheet of foil and wrap to keep warm. Heat remaining 2 Tbsp oil in skillet. 

  4. Add in bell pepper and onion and saute 5 minutes. 

  5. Add in carrots, garlic, remaining 1/2 tsp cumin, 1/4 tsp coriander, 1/4 tsp cinnamon and turmeric and saute 1 minute.

  6. Add in chicken broth and apricots, season with salt and pepper to taste and bring to a boil (it shouldn't just simmer on the edges it should boil lightly in the center as well). 

  7. Stir in couscous then remove from heat and let rest 5 - 6 minutes until tender.

  8. Stir in chicken and any accumulated juices, lemon juice, almonds, cilantro and mint (you can also add in little more broth if desired). Serve warm.

  9. Recipe source: Cooking Classy

Nutrition Facts
One Pan Moroccan Chicken and Couscous
Amount Per Serving
Calories 560 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 21g 32%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 72mg 24%
Sodium 202mg 8%
Potassium 1112mg 32%
Total Carbohydrates 56g 19%
Dietary Fiber 7g 28%
Sugars 12g
Protein 32g 64%
Vitamin A 204.8%
Vitamin C 99.4%
Calcium 9.9%
Iron 15.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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5 comments

  • David Fankhauser: While the flavors were interesting, the overall effect was disappointing. The couscous beads were tough (perhaps should have been cooked separately and then added?). The multiple ingredients called for in the recipe may have been more complex than needed for a good flavor.
    For instance, I wonder why red onions were specified, because when they are cooked, they are essentially indistinguishable from regular yellow Spanish onions.
    If the almonds had been toasted, the flavor would have been boosted.
    It was improved by additional lemon juice, and a little more salt. April 24, 2018 at 4:51am Reply

  • Jeanne: So very good! Colorful and full of flavor. I will definitely make this again. It is an easy week night meal that comes together very quickly. Had enough for leftovers for lunch tomorrow.
    Thank you so much for sharing! March 12, 2018 at 7:23pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I’m so glad you liked it Jeanne! This has been one of my go-to dinners lately and probably one I’ll hang on to forever :). March 12, 2018 at 9:16pm Reply

  • Jen: This was SO GOOD! Even my picky one liked it… and truly, this is a one pan dish. One pan. Love it. Will be making this one again! March 5, 2018 at 6:43pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I’m glad your family enjoyed it Jen! Thanks for leaving a review! March 6, 2018 at 5:15pm Reply

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