Chicken with lemon & courgette couscous

Chicken with lemon & courgette couscous

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Cooking time

Prep: 20 mins Cook: 15 mins - 20 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

Add a touch of zest to your midweek meal with this low-fat family supper

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Healthy
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
275
protein
25g
carbs
29g
fat
7g
saturates
1g
fibre
1g
sugar
4g
salt
0.37g

Ingredients

  • 200g couscous
  • 400ml chicken stock
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 courgettes, grated
  • 2 lemons, 1 halved, 1 cut into wedges
  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts

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Method

  1. Tip the couscous into a large bowl and pour over the stock. Cover and leave for 10 mins until fluffy and all the stock has been absorbed. Heat 1 tbsp oil and fry the courgettes until softened and crisping at the edges. Tip into the couscous, then stir in with plenty of seasoning and a good squeeze of lemon juice from one of the halves.
  2. Halve the chicken breasts horizontally and put each piece on a sheet of cling film. Cover with another sheet and beat each piece out with a rolling pin to make it thinner. Season. Heat the remaining oil in a large pan and fry the chicken for about 2 mins on each side until cooked through. Squeeze over the juice from the other lemon half and serve with the couscous and lemon wedges on the side.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, March 2010

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eleanormayo's picture
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Disappointing really, I think I expected it to be tastier, but was just a bit bland. Fine if you just want some 'fuel' midweek, but am not sure I will bother doing again.

vicwiggers's picture
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Very yummy and easy to make! Will be making again!

svvp34's picture
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surprisingly tasty, quick too, added some peppers and spring onions to the couscous aswell which worked nicely. Used turkey steaks instead of chicken.

sline88's picture
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Very nice. I had cous cous, so didn't have to use polenta :) Still, I might try it with polenta one day... maybe.

debra154's picture
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this was lovely, especially the cous cous.....low fat too!

starlinguk's picture
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I ran out of couscous and had to use polenta instead. It was lovely!

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