Slimming World - Vegetable Couscous With Lemon Chicken

Serves 4
Ready in approx. 30 minutes

Syns - Extra Easy FREE


150g plain dried couscous
4 skinless chicken breasts, thinly sliced or cut into small pieces
Zest and juice of 1 lemon
Fry light
2 red onions, thinly sliced
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
1 tsp cumin 
300g broccoli, cut into florets
1 carrot, cut into thin strips
1 red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped
A small handful of finely chopped fresh mint
A small handful of finely chopped fresh coriander
Salt and freshly ground black pepper


1. Pour 225ml of boiling water over couscous, or just enough to cover. Leave to rest for 10-12 minutes, or until all the water has been absorbed. Use a fork to fluff up the couscous.

2/ Spray a large frying pan with fry light and place over a medium to high heat. Whilst the pan is heating toss the chicken with half the lemon juice in a bowl.

3. Add the chicken, onion and garlic to the pan and stir-fry for 8-10 minutes, or until the onions have softened and the chicken is cooked through. Add the cumin seeds for the last minute.

4/ Meanwhile steam the carrots and broccoli until tender, approx. 4-5 minutes. Once cooked drain and add to the chicken. Add the chilli, stir well and continue to cook for 2-3 minutes. 

5. Stir the remaining lemon zest and juice, mint, coriander and fluffed up couscous into the chicken, season and serve immediately.


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