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Every time I hear the word couscous I can’t help but think of “How the Emperor Got His Groove Back”. My son use to adore that show and laugh hysterically but I digress. We’re talking about the 5th and final day* for our 8 Pounds, 5 Meals Project and Chicken Couscous Soup, also known as “how I get my children to eat couscous”.

Chicken CousCous Soup ~ an easy fall soup that uses up my inexpensive boxes of couscous and delivers that perfect fall comfort food on a chilly evening ~ realthekitchenandbeyond.comChicken Couscous Soup is easy.  Even easier is putting it right into my Calphalon 7 Qt. Slow Cooker. Boo-yah we have a winner. I finished up the rest of our shredded chicken, stock and marrow broth for this one so it resulted in several meals. Too bad I forgot to freeze some and ended up throwing away what was left 3 days later. It was yummy and would have been perfect for easy lunches if only I had followed through better.  I served the soup with my favorite fall cornbread, a deliciously moist pumpkin bread you must try to believe. Even pumpkin haters love this one.


Chicken Couscous Soup

  • Author: Heather L McCurdy
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 4 hours
  • Total Time: 4 hours 20 minutes
  • Yield: 10 servings 1x


  • 24 cups shredded chicken
  • 4 cups chicken stock
  • 4 cups marrow broth or chicken broth
  • 110 oz. box plain couscous
  • 1 crown broccoli and stem, chopped fine
  • 8 oz. crimini mushrooms, chopped
  • 2 medium carrots, chopped
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced small
  • 3 cloves garlic, diced
  • Salt and pepper – to taste. If using chicken broth do not add salt


  1. Throw everything into the slow cooker on low for 4-8 hours.
  2. Serves a small army (Approximately 10 people + potential leftovers)

 slow cooked chicken couscous soup is perfect for a chilly day after picking apples or enjoying a snowy day ~

In case you missed this week’s project:

8 Pounds, 5 Meals

Gluten-Free Chicken and Gravy

Not So Spicy Chicken Vegetable Soup

Chicken Cheddar Ziti

*I know. I only shared 4 meals now but I need to find a “fix” for my favorite meal, the Southwestern Pulled Chicken. You see, my secret ingredient appears to have been discontinued. You could buy the last case of 6 for $231 but that’s like eating gold. Sadly we don’t eat gold in this house so until I can find an alternative that is half as good or make my own, which I am working on, we are out of luck. 

Chicken Couscous Soup is a quick easy slowcooker meal that also makes a great freezer meal recipe |

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  1. Sounds delicious. I did a soup round-up a couple of weeks ago and really had trouble finding great recipes. This one sounds yummy!

      1. Hello Heather! I didn’t see the nutrition facts for this recipe. Can you include them please? You know, “New Year, New You”. Trying to keep track of those calories!

        1. Hi Deanna, Good luck with your calorie tracking! I did not include nutrition because the free nutrition calculators all are fairly inaccurate and they can also be dependent on individual nutrition labels. Your best bet is to put the ingredients into whichever recipe tracker you already use. I hope to be able to purchase a good quality nutrition calculator at some point here to make it super easy though.

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