No-cook chicken couscous

No-cook chicken couscous

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(19 ratings)

Takes 15-25 minutes

Easy

Serves 2
A super-healthy dish that's ready in minutes and just as good hot or cold. It counts as one of your 5-a-day

Nutrition and extra info

  • Healthy

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal315
  • fat8g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs32g
  • sugars0g
  • fibre3g
  • protein31g
  • salt0.5g

Ingredients

  • 100g plain couscous
    Couscous

    Couscous

    koos-koos

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

  • 100g frozen peas
    Peas

    Peas

    p-ees

    A type of legume, peas grow inside long, plump pods. As is the case with all types of legume,…

  • 200ml boiling hot stock, chicken or vegetable
  • 200g packet cooked chicken fillets
  • 1 large tomato, chopped
    Tomato

    Tomato

    toe-mart-oh

    A member of the nightshade family (along with aubergines, peppers and chillies), tomatoes are in…

  • 1 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…

  • squeeze of lemon juice, about a teaspoonful

Method

  1. Tip the couscous into a heatproof bowl with the peas. Pour over the hot stock, cover with a plate to keep the heat in, and soak for 5 minutes.

  2. Tear the chicken into good bite-sized strips, then toss half of it on top of the soaked couscous. Mix in with the chopped tomato, then moisten and flavour with the olive oil and lemon juice. Season to your taste – you probably won’t need to add any salt, just some pepper. Divide between two plates and top with the rest of the chicken strips. Drizzle over a little extra olive oil and it’s all ready to serve.

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hotlipz
10th Jan, 2011
5.05
sick to death of sandwiches so made the night before and took to work - filling and different. Will definitely be doing this again!
farmersgirl
17th Jan, 2009
This is very good, quick and easy. I used Tikka chicken fillets which added a nice flavour and topped it with some chopped parsley.
delia1190
19th Jun, 2008
5.05
This is one of our family favourites
natsbabe
27th Jan, 2008
4.05
I like this recipe because it is so easy and simple. It can't be made simpler. I did'nt change any ingredients because it is as good as it is...
mandigoodfood
22nd Jan, 2008
5.05
my kids love this! I leave out the tomato and lemon and serve hot with a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil. So quick to make when having one of those days!

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