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Chicken and broccoli couscous recipe

Chicken and broccoli couscous recipe

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  • Serves 4
  • 10 minutes to prepare and 20 minutes to cook
  • 410 calories / serving
  • Healthy
  • Dairy-free


  • 500g pack chicken breasts, thinly sliced
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 lemon, zested and juiced
  • 1 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 1 head broccoli
  • 1 large red chilli, seeded and finely chopped
  • 150g couscous
  • handful fresh parsley, roughly chopped
If you don't have red onions, try using white, brown or spring onions

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    6g 9%
  • Saturates

    1g 5%
  • Sugars

    3g 3%
  • Salt

    0.1g <1%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 23.7g Protein 65g Fibre 2.6g


  1. In a large bowl, toss the sliced chicken with the oil and half the lemon juice. Heat a large nonstick frying pan and add the chicken, onion and garlic. Cook for 8-10 minutes, stirring, until the onion has softened and the chicken is cooked through. Slice into the chicken at the thickest point to ensure that it is completely cooked with no pink inside.
  2. Cook the broccoli in a large pan of boiling water for 4 minutes, then drain and add it to the chicken along with the chilli. Stir and cook for a further 2 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, put the couscous into a bowl and pour over enough just boiled water to cover. Leave to stand for 2-3 minutes, until all the water has been absorbed. Fluff up with a fork and stir in the chicken along with the zest, parsley and remaining lemon juice. Season and serve.

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