Baked chicken thighs with leek, fennel and couscous

Written by Masterchef finalist Callum Hann, and accredited dietitian Themis Chryssidis

Posted: Mar 20 2021

This one-pot wonder will make weeknight dinners a breeze! Try this incredible 35 minute recipe.

Serves: 4
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes


  • 2 leek, trimmed, cut into 2cm thick medallions
  • 2 fennels, cut into wedges
  • 1 lemon, halved
  • 6 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 4 rosemary sprigs
  • 4 chicken thighs, skin off
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 100mL white wine
  • 1 cup couscous
  • ⅓ cup mixed olives, pitted
  • 60g feta, crumbled
  • ¼ bunch parsley, leaves picked


  1. Preheat oven to 220oC. Line a large baking dish with baking paper.
  2. Arrange the leek, fennel and lemon in the baking dish. Scatter over garlic and rosemary sprigs, and top with chicken. Season with a pinch of salt and drizzle over olive oil. Add wine to the bottom of the baking dish. Bake for 30 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.
  3. Meanwhile, place couscous in a medium bowl. Pour over enough boiling water to just cover. Cover and set aside for 10 minutes. Fluff with a fork.
  4. Divide couscous between serving plates. Top with chicken and vegetables. Garnish with olives, feta and parsley.

Nutrition Tip: Fennel is a source of soluble fibre which keeps our gut bacteria happy and reduces blood cholesterol absorption. Enjoy it baked like in this dish, or thinly slice the bulb to toss through a salad and use the fronds as a herb garnish for extra flavour.

As a Health Partners member, enjoy exclusive member discounts with Sprout Cooking School and Health Studio.

Find out more

Posted: Mar 20 2021


The information contained here is of a general nature and does not take into account your personal medical situation. The information is not a substitute for independent professional medical advice and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease or used for therapeutic purposes. Should you require specific medical information, please seek advice from your healthcare practitioner. Health Partners does not accept any liability for any injury, loss or damage incurred by use of or reliance on the information provided. While we have prepared the information carefully, we can’t guarantee that it is accurate, complete or up-to-date. And while we may mention goods or services provided by others, we aren’t specifically endorsing them and can’t accept responsibility for them.

© Copyright Health Partners. 2024 All Rights Reserved.

Health Partners is committed to providing quality and affordable health care, and we value our members and our obligation to protect your privacy. As part of our responsibility in protecting your privacy, from time to time we review our policies to ensure we are meeting our obligations. We have recently made some updates to our Privacy Policy. Please click here to view the Health Partners Privacy Policy.

Contact Us

1300 113 113 Sat 9am - 1pm

Send us a message

Contact options and opening hours

View all