Cous Cous di Pollo

Cous Cous di Pollo

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A heart warming dish to start off the Fall Season, Chicken Cous Cous. A one pot meal full of depth and flavor, the chicken was so tender it fell apart.


  • 3 strips bacon
  • 4 chicken thighs
  • 1 green bell pepper, cubed
  • 3 carrots, sliced
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • red hot pepper flakes
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 cups cous cous
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cups water
  • pinch of salt


In a large pot or couscoussier cook bacon remove and set aside. Wash and pat dry chicken, salt and pepper them, then lightly coat with flour. Add a little olive oil and brown chicken on both sides remove and set aside. Cook vegetables for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally then add tomato paste and let it brown good about another 5 minutes. It will stick but that's O.K. Add chicken back in along with bacon and slowly pour in broth. Season with pepper flakes, salt and pepper. Simmer for 1 hour and 45 minutes.
In a large bowl sprinkle the olive oil over the cous cous and mix with hands or use a wooden spoon. Then splash the water on the cous cous a little at a time and mix, till all the water is incorporated. Season with a pinch of salt. Place in the couscoussier or you can cook it separately in a steamer.