Pepper chicken with pearl couscous salad
Nutrition Info.(per serve)
250g pearl couscous
4 medium-sized courgettes, peeled in ribbons
4 chicken breast fillets (about 500g), trimmed
3 teaspoons sweet smoked paprika
3 teaspoons cracked black pepper
1 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 cups baby rocket
2 large tomatoes, finely chopped
Total fat 10g
Saturated fat 2g
Dietary fibre 7g
1 Cook couscous in a medium-sized saucepan of boiling water for 8-10 minutes or until tender. Drain then refresh couscous under cold water. Drain again and transfer to a large bowl.
2 Meanwhile, spray a medium-sized grill pan or barbecue hotplate with oil and set over high heat. Add courgette ribbons to pan. Cook, turning once, for 2-3 minutes or until tender and browned (or marked with grill lines) all over. Transfer courgette ribbons to pearl-couscous bowl.
3 Slice each chicken breast fillet horizontally through the centre to make 2 thin fillets. Sprinkle fillets with paprika and black pepper. Add chicken to same grill pan set over a high heat and cook each side for 3 minutes or until cooked through.
4 Meanwhile, add lemon juice, oil, rocket and tomatoes to couscous bowl. Stir to combine.
5 Divide couscous salad among plates. Top with chicken to serve.
Make it gluten free: Use rice instead of couscous and check paprika is gluten free.
Find pearl couscous — also called Israeli couscous — near pasta in supermarkets.
Last updated date: 30 August 20182018-08-30 10:33:03