The Millennial Chef

One Pan Cous Cous with Chicken & Mushrooms

Another One Pan Wonder!! God, I love these recipes. Who the hell wants to have 35 pots and pans and bowls to clean up? Certainly not us New Yorkers who don’t have dishwashers. This recipe has 5 ingredients (plus some optional ones) and takes 15 minutes to pull together. It’s a great weeknight meal that you can easily double if you want some for the next day.


Unsalted butter or olive oil (freebie ingredient)

3 large carrots, minced or diced small

1 lb of portobello mushrooms, chopped in large pieces (or however you prefer this chopped)

4 cloves of garlic, minced

1 cup of Israeli cous cous

1 rotisserie chicken, white meat removed and diced small

2 cups of low sodium chicken stock or water (freebie ingredient)

Salt and pepper, to taste

Optional Ingredients*

- Fresh parsley

- Parmesan cheese

- Onion powder

Serving Size- 3-4


  1. Start by taking out a large saute pan with high sides. Add in 1 tablespoon of butter or olive oil and bring the pan to a medium heat. Add the carrots and season with salt and pepper. Cook until tender, about 4-6 minutes. Add 1 teaspoon of butter or olive oil to the pan and then add in the mushrooms and cook 2-3 minutes, or until softened. Season with more salt and pepper. Then, add the garlic and cook for another minute, or until fragrant. Add 1 teaspoon butter or oil here and then add the cous cous. Toast the cous cous for 1-2 minutes and then add in the liquids (2 cups of chicken stock or water). Season with 1 teaspoon of onion powder (optional), plus a pinch more salt and pepper and combine. Bring the mixture up to a boil, then down to a simmer, cover and cook for 8-10 minutes or until the cous cous has absorbed all the delicious stock or water.
  2. While the cous cous is cooking, dice up your chicken and chop your parsley (if you are adding fresh herbs).
  3. After 8-10 minutes or so, stir the cous cous around until you have a glossy, delicious consistency and then add in the chicken and fresh parsley. Mix together, then add in the Parmesan and enjoy!

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