Spicy Chicken With Couscous

Get ready to take on the New Year with this deliciously easy, take-to-work lunch.

If you’re anything like us, you might be struggling to get back into the routine of normal waking hours and a diet that doesn’t consist entirely of cheese. That’s why this month we’ve got your back with a series of super-tasty macro-balanced meals that are perfect for getting you through the day.

This spicy chicken recipe is bursting with flavour and is a simple way to liven up plain old chicken and rice meal prep. It’s ideal for making up on a Sunday night to have you sorted for the week ahead — you’ll be looking forward to lunch, trust us.

Makes 4

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp. curry paste
  • 1 tbsp. mango chutney
  • ½ tsp. turmeric
  • Salt to taste
  • 50ml olive oil
  • 4 chicken breast
  • 300g couscous
  • 350ml vegetable stock

Optional extras:

  • Pomegranate seeds
  • Coriander

Method

1) Firstly, make a marinade for your chicken by adding the curry paste, chutney, turmeric, salt and olive oil to a bowl and mixing well.

2) Then, cut each chicken breast in half and add to the marinade, stirring until well covered, and then leave aside for at least 20 minutes — ideally in the fridge overnight.

3) Next, heat a grill pan over medium heat and lay out your chicken pieces. Grill for 5-6 minutes on each side, or until golden and slightly charred.

4) Meanwhile, place the couscous in a big bowl and carefully pour in the boiling vegetable stock. Cover the bowl with a lid and leave to soak for around 5 minutes, then fluff your couscous with a fork and add any extras you want — pomegranate seeds are great for a flash of colour and burst of flavour.

6) Finally, divide your couscous into 4 containers, top with two pieces of marinated chicken and finish with a sprinkle of coriander.

 

Nutritional Facts

Amount per serving

Calories 284kcal 33 Calories from Fat
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3.7g 6%
Total Carbohydrates 22.2g 7%
Protein 50g 100%

 

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