One Pot Chicken Bacon Couscous
This one pot chicken bacon couscous really is a one pot wonder! Full of chewy bacon, tender chicken, crunchy veggies, and seasonings, this dish makes for a great dinner and even better leftovers!
Servings: 6 people
- 5 strips bacon
- 2 tablespoons reserved bacon fat
- 1 large onion diced
- 4 whole carrots diced (about 1 1/2 cups)
- 2 stalks celery diced
- 3 cloves garlic minced or pressed
- 1-2 tablespoons dry white wine
- 1 1/2 cups couscous NOT israeli pearl couscous
- 2 cups chicken broth
- 3 cups cooked chicken chopped (I used leftover rotisserie)
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter cubed and softened
- 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning or more to taste
- salt to taste
For the bacon
In a large metal skillet, place bacon in a single layer. Cook over medium heat until crispy, flipping halfway through.
Remove bacon from the pan and drain on a paper towel.
Chop and set aside.
Drain the bacon grease from the pan, reserving two tablespoons.
For the couscous
Heat the same pan over medium heat (you may have bits of bacon stuck on the bottom, that's ok) and add in bacon grease.
Add in diced onion, carrots, and celery. Season with just a touch of salt.
Cook for about 7-10 minutes, until softened, stirring occasionally.
Add in garlic and cook an additional 30 seconds.
Pour in white wine and scrape up anything leftover on the bottom of the pan.
Stir in couscous and chicken broth.
Cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer for 4-5 minutes, or until the liquid is absorbed and the couscous is cooked.
Stir in chopped bacon, chicken, unsalted butter, italian seasoning, and salt, to taste until well combined.
Serve and enjoy!
Calories: 453kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 79mg | Sodium: 485mg | Potassium: 409mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 200IU | Vitamin C: 8.3mg | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 1.7mg