Enjoy this simple and delicious recipe inspired from Italian and Middle Eastern flavors. Prepare it with your favorite salad and drink. Although in this recipe we use couscous, you can substitute it with rice or pasta. Enjoy!

Difficulty: Beginner Prep time 15 mins Cook time 15 mins Rest time 5 mins Total time 35 mins
Servings: 3






  1. Finely dice the onion and garlic (you can use a garlic press if you have one).

  2. In a pot on medium heat, add a drizzle of oil and wait for it to heat up. Then add the onion and garlic and cook until the onion starts to turn translucent.

  3. Cut the chicken breast into around 1-inch squares (it does not have to be perfect).

  4. Add the chicken to the pot and add two pinches of salt. Stir and cook until the chicken is no longer pink.

  5. Blend the peeled tomatoes with a little water and add them to the pot. Mix with the chicken and add salt, pepper, oregano, basil and a little sugar. Cover the pot for a few minutes until it begins to biol. Then stir constantly to prevent burning.

    Don't forget to taste to confirm salt levels and spices and sugar. (Just don't burn your tongue!)
  6. After it has boiled for about 5 minutes (stirring constantly), turn off the burner and take the pot off the heat to cool.

  7. Optional

    You can add some chopped pitted olives and add them to the sauce while it is boiling.


  1. Boil a cup of water with a TBL of salt and a TBL of olive oil.

  2. Once it begins boiling, turn off the heat and add a cup of couscous. Stir well and cover the pot.

    Even though you turn off the heat, do not remove the pot from the burner.
  3. Wait 5 minutes for the couscous to cook in the heat. Stir with a pasta ladle (or fork) to avoid clumping.

Keywords: couscous, chicken, tomato, simple, quick, olives

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