Toasted couscous salad with chicken tikka

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Prue: My All-time Favourite Recipes

By Prue Leith

Published 2018

  • About

I begged this recipe from an old friend. It’s as easy as pie to do (actually it’s a whole heap easier than pie, which isn’t necessarily easy at all) and makes a pretty and unusual main dish for lunch, is popular on a buffet table, and can be prepared in advance.


  • 250 g couscous
  • 250 ml chicken stock
  • a glug


  1. Start by preparing the couscous: heat a large non-stick frying pan over a medium heat. Add the couscous to the pan and toast gently for 5–7 minutes or until the grains are a toasted, golden brown colour, shaking the pan occasionally. Tip into a large heatproof bowl.

  2. Heat the stock to boiling point and pour over the couscous. Fluff up with a fork, th