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One Pot Chicken and Ptitim

Chicken Skillet Ptitim

Ptitim are what Israeli’s call Israeli couscous, the large type of couscous, which are actually just mini pastas. They are best when toasted in a pan before being cooked, so this one pot chicken recipe is meant to be and is perfect!

This recipe is simple and easy and everyone loves it for that reason. We love lots of spices and flavor, but sometimes simpler is better. 

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  • 4Servings


  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken thighs or bone-in chicken thighs
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly cracked black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 8 ounces (2 cups) ptitim, uncooked
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 head broccoli, cut into florets, about 2 cups florets
  • 2 cups chicken or vegetable broth
  • Garnish: 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley


  1. Coat a large cast iron skillet or heavy bottomed saute pan with 1 tablespoon evoo and set over medium high heat.
  2. Sprinkle salt and pepper over chicken thighs and place in the pan. Let cook for 5 minutes or until the chicken has browned on one side. Turn the chicken pieces over and cook until browned on the other side. Remove to a plate.
  3. Add the ptitim to the pan and stir to coat in oil and toast. Once it begins to brown add the onions.
  4. Reduce heat to medium and cook stirring often until onions begin to soften. Add garlic and cook another 2 minutes. Add broccoli florets and stir well.
  5. Add chicken back to the pan and pour the broth over top. Increase heat to medium high and let the stock come to a boil. Cover and cook on low, simmering until all liquid is absorbed, about 10 minutes.
  6. Add peas and tomatoes and garnish with parsley

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size: 1 serving
  • Calories: 455
  • Carbohydrate Content: 41.1 g
  • Cholesterol Content: 110 mg
  • Fat Content: 22.6 g
  • Fiber Content: 5.4 g
  • Protein Content: 25.7 g
  • Sodium Content: 803 mg
  • Sugar Content: 3.5 g