Chicken with lemon & courgette couscous

Chicken with lemon & courgette couscous

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Prep: 20 mins Cook: 15 mins - 20 mins

Easy

Serves 4
Add a touch of zest to your midweek meal with this low-fat family supper

Nutrition and extra info

  • Healthy

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal275
  • fat7g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs29g
  • sugars4g
  • fibre1g
  • protein25g
  • salt0.37g
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Ingredients

  • 200g couscous

    Couscous

    koos-koos

    Consisting of many tiny granules made from steamed and dried durum wheat, couscous has become a…

  • 400ml chicken stock
  • 2 tbsp olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 4 courgettes, grated

    Courgette

    corr-zjet

    The courgette is a variety of cucurtbit, which means it's from the same family as cucumber,…

  • 2 lemons, 1 halved, 1 cut into wedges

    Lemon

    le-mon

    Oval in shape, with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile fruits…

  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts

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.

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Comments (90)

mattisokay's picture
5

Absolutely delicious and easy to make for one - I used Knorr vegetable stock granules (1tsp) with 50g plain couscous, 1 courgette, half a lemon and 1 chicken breast. Tasted brilliant, filled me up and only took about 40min from start to final swallow!

manfas's picture
5

This went down very well. I did have to squeeze a lot of water out of the courgettes so next time I might use that to make the stock. I also added garlic. I'll definitely make this again.

harrietlikesyou's picture
2

would have been nicer if i could have worked out how to get the courgettes to have a bit of crunch...

kg6812's picture
5

So yummy and quick to make! I added some garlic to the courgettes for a bit of extra flavour. I will definitely make this again

eleanormayo's picture
3

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
4

Very yummy and easy to make! Will be making again!

svvp34's picture
4

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
3

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
5

this was lovely, especially the cous cous.....low fat too!

starlinguk's picture
5

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

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