Vitality Couscous Chicken - Slimming Solutions

Vitality Couscous Chicken

This wholesome, healthy slimming supper will help you shed those unwanted pounds, helping you fit perfectly into that little black dress this party season!

Giant couscous is a great alternative to rice, tossed together with vegetables and served with chicken; it’s perfect for dinner tonight and lunch tomorrow.

Serves: 4
Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 20 minutes
Per Serving: 320 calories, 8g fat (1.5g saturated), 21g carbs.

4 chicken breasts
Zest and juice of 2 lemons
1tbsp mint, chopped
2tbsp olive oil
1 onion, sliced
1 red pepper cut into wedges
175g giant couscous
250g cherry tomatoes
100g baby spinach leaves

Step 1 – Heat oven to 200°C, Gas 6. Cut a slit in the chicken breast, open cut and flatten them slightly (this will help them to cook more quickly) and put them in a roasting tin. Rub the zest and juice from 1 lemon, the mint and 1tbsp olive oil over the chicken to cover.
Step 2 – Season generously with salt and ground black pepper. Then add the onion and pepper to the pan and roast for 15 minutes.
Step 3 – Meanwhile, boil couscous for 6-8 minutes.
Step 4 – Add the tomatoes to the roasting tin and cook for 5 minutes.
Step 5 – Drain the giant couscous, put into a bow, season and mix in the rest of the lemon juice and olive oil. Gently stir in the roasted onions, peppers, tomatoes and spinach. Finally serve with the chicken.

What is your favourite chicken dish?