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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! showmetheyummy.com #onepot #dinner #chicken #bacon #couscous #pasta #wine #easy #recipes
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5 from 2 votes

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!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bacon, chicken, easy, One Pot
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 453kcal
Author: Jennifer Debth
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Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

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.
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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!
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Nutrition

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