Hairy Bikers' Algerian couscous recipe

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Hairy Bikers' Algerian couscous is packed with leftover chicken, lots of vegetables. Find more World Cup recipes at goodtoknow

  • healthy
Preparation Time10 mins
Cooking Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Five A DayOne
Cost RangeCheap

Leftover chicken, soft couscous and lots of vegetables go into this cheap family Algerian recipe, created by the The Hairy Bikers' for the World Cup. It's great for packing into lunchboxes too


  • 1 box/pkt of plain couscous
  • 1 chicken cooked
  • 2ltr of chicken stock
  • 1 can tomato sauce
  • 3 large carrots
  • 1 swede
  • 1 large onion
  • 2 courgettes
  • 2 turnips




  1. Cut vegetables into large chunks and cook in chicken stock for 15 mins.
  2. Add chicken and tomato sauce and simmer for a further 10 mins.
  3. Cook couscous according to instruction on package.
  4. Serve couscous on plates and cover with the chicken and vegetables.
Top Tip for making Hairy Bikers' Algerian couscous

For quick-cook couscous, add the couscous to a bowl and cover with boiling water. Seal the bowl with a plate and let it cook and soften for 5 minutes until fluffy.

Hairy Bikers

Simon King and David Myers are the fantastic duo that make up the Hairy Bikers and are best known as Si and Dave. The Hairy Bikers have several cookbooks published including How to Love Food and Lose Weight and Eat for Life. Hairy Biker recipes are always triple tested and try to be as fuss-free as possible so you can trust the timings. Si and Dave have also had several hit cooking shows as they remain as one of the UK’s favourite cookery duos.