Lemony roast chicken couscous

Lemony roast chicken couscous

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(15 ratings)

Prep: 20 mins

Easy

Serves 4 generously (easily halved)
Quick, cheap and packed full of vitamin C and iron

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition:

  • kcal537
  • fat22g
  • saturates4g
  • carbs41g
  • sugars0g
  • fibre1g
  • protein45g
  • salt0.6g
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Ingredients

  • 4 ready-cooked skinless chicken breasts, sliced
  • zest and juice of 1 lemon
    Lemon

    Lemon

    le-mon

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

  • 3 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

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

  • 300g couscous
    Couscous

    Couscous

    koos-koos

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

  • 400ml hot chicken stock
  • 250g pack of cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 50g toasted pine nuts, almonds or walnuts
  • large handful of mint leaves
    Mint

    Mint

    mi-nt

    There are several types of mint, each with its own subtle difference in flavour and appearance.…

Method

  1. Place the chicken in a shallow dish. Whisk together lemon zest and juice, and olive oil, season, if you want, then pour over the chicken. Cover and leave to marinate for 10 mins in the fridge.

  2. Meanwhile, put the couscous in a bowl and pour over the hot stock. Leave until the stock is absorbed, about 10 mins. Fluff up with a fork, cool for a few mins. Fold in the tomatoes, nuts and half the mint, then season to taste. Drain the lemony marinade from the chicken and mix two-thirds of it in with the couscous.

  3. Pile the chicken on top of the couscous, drizzle over the remaining juices and top with the rest of the mint.

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krazylegs
29th Apr, 2008
3.05
Made this with salmon instead of chicken - I just dry fried it in advance. I also warmed everything through in the pan with the couscous for about tem ninutes as I wanted a warm dish and the tomatoes were lovely and juicy this way. I agree a little too much lemon even for me and one of my teenagers didnt enjoy it because of this, will make it again and try orange as this goes well with salmon.
lisawallace
19th Apr, 2008
5.05
This is great made with leftover roast chicken. My husband never liked couscous until I made this recipe. Have made this lots of times, and still enjoy it.
heat_blitz
12th Jan, 2008
5.05
I modified the recipe for 1 person, and its really tastes great. It didnt take very long to prepare, and the lemon, olive oil, mint and tomatoes go very nicely together. I will definitely cook again next week.
simon
2nd Nov, 2007
4.05
This is pretty good - could use a little less lemon in my opinion. Looks great when cooked though, here's one I made earlier: http://www.flickr.com/photos/minor9th/308122593

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