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One-Pot Israeli Chicken and Couscous

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A one-pot recipe for Israeli Chicken and Couscous made with pearled Israeli couscous, kalamata olives, fresh tomatoes and chicken thighs. This easy dinner recipe is perfect to whip up on a busy weeknight!

one-pot recipe for israeli couscous with chicken thighs.

Another easy weeknight dinner for you! As I mentioned in my last post, quick, filling, weeknight dinners are my jam these days. I have very very little time with a 4 month old baby at home so anything that can be whipped up with minimal effort and dishes is really the way to go. This Israeli couscous and chicken dish is no exception. I oftentimes forget to reach for Israeli couscous but I had some leftover from when my parents were in town so I started testing this recipe. C and I agreed it was a total hit and it’s now officially on our meal plan rotation! Hope you enjoy.

What is Israeli Couscous?

Israeli couscous is also called pearl or pearled couscous and actually has no relation to traditional cous cous. In fact it isn’t a grain but more like a tiny rolled pasta. It is typically made from wheat flour, though you can actually find gluten-free versions if that is a requirement for you. Most grocery stores carry it under the grain section though sometimes it can be found with the pastas.

What You Need for Israeli Couscous + Chicken

Here’s what you need to make this one-pot Israeli couscous and chicken recipe:

  • Chicken thighs – make sure you get boneless, skinless
  • Olive oil – for cooking
  • Kalamata Olives – pitted
  • Cherry Tomatoes – grape tomatoes work as well
  • Red onion
  • Garlic Cloves
  • Israeli/Pearled Couscous – see note above for where to find and gluten-free versions.
  • Red wine vinegar
  • Parsley
  • Salt + Pepper

You’ll also need a large pot for making this recipe. I like my all-clad all-in-one pot with a lid but a Dutch Oven works great as well!

How to Make One-Pot Israeli Chicken and Couscous

STEP 1: Heat a large saucepan or dutch oven over medium-high heat and add 1 tbsp of olive oil. Add your chicken thighs and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Brown on both sides for approx 3-5 minutes. Remove chicken thighs and set aside.

STEP 2: To the large pot add your remaining tbsp of olive oil, kalamata olives, cherry tomatoes, red onion and garlic cloves. Saute for 3 minutes.

STEP 3: Add the chicken stock and Israeli couscous to the pot and sprinkle with 1/2 tsp of salt. Stir to combine and bring mixture to a boil. Slide in chicken thighs and any juices and reduce to a simmer. Cover and cook until all water is absorbed – about 10-12 minutes.

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STEP 4: Stir in red wine vinegar and salt and pepper, as desired. Sprinkle with minced parsley and serve warm.

one-pot recipe for israeli couscous with chicken thighs.

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One-Pot Israeli Chicken and Couscous

one-pot recipe for israeli couscous with chicken thighs.

A one-pot recipe for Israeli Chicken and Couscous made with pearled Israeli couscous, kalamata olives, fresh tomatoes and chicken thighs. This easy dinner recipe is perfect to whip up on a busy weeknight!

  • Author: Davida Lederle
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Cook
  • Cuisine: Israeli
  • 1 1/2 lbs chicken thighs, boneless, skinless
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 cup, kalamata olives, pitted and halved
  • 1 dry pint (roughly 2 cups) cherry tomatoeshalved
  • 1/2 cup red onion, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 1/4 cups chicken stock (or veggie stock)
  • 1/2 tsp salt + more for chicken
  • 1 cup Israeli couscous (also called pearled couscous)
  • 1 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp minced parsley
  1. Heat a large saucepan or dutch oven over medium-high heat and add 1 tbsp of olive oil.
  2. Add your chicken thighs and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Brown on both sides for approx 3-5 minutes.
  3. Remove chicken thighs and set aside.
  4. To the large pot add your remaining tbsp of olive oil, kalamata olives, cherry tomatoes, red onion and garlic cloves. Saute for 3 minutes.
  5. Add the chicken stock and Israeli couscous to the pot and sprinkle with 1/2 tsp of salt. Stir to combine and bring mixture to a boil.
  6. Slide in chicken thighs and any juices and reduce to a simmer.
  7. Cover and cook until all water is absorbed – about 10-12 minutes.
  8. Stir in red wine vinegar and salt and pepper, as desired.
  9. Sprinkle with minced parsley and serve warm.

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one-pot recipe for israeli couscous with chicken thighs.

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