Salt & Pepper Chicken with Couscous Salad

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  • 200 ml chicken stock
  • 150 g couscous
  • ¾ punnet grape tomatoes, quartered
  • ¼ continental cucumber cut in half lengthways, then angle cut
  • 30 g baby spinach leaves
  • 2 large (400 g) chicken breasts, skinless and excess fat removed
  • salt and pepper



  1. In a medium-sized saucepan bring the chicken stock to the boil.
  2. Place couscous into a medium-sized heatproof bowl and pour the boiling stock over the couscous grains and stir through. Cover the bowl with cling wrap and leave to stand for 10 minutes.
  3. Then place the couscous in a large bowl and fl uff with a fork to break up the grains.
  4. Add the grape tomatoes, cucumber and baby spinach leaves to the couscous and season with salt and pepper.
  5. Pre-heat the oven to 200°C/180°C fan-forced.
  6. Season the chicken breast with salt and pepper. In a hot non-stick pan, seal the chicken on both sides until slightly browned on the outside.
  7. Transfer the chicken to a non-stick baking tray. Place in a pre-heated oven and bake for 12–15 minutes or until cooked.
  8. Remove the chicken from the oven and rest for 5 minutes. Then slice up the chicken into 100 g serves and place on top of the couscous salad and serve.


Tip:  Couscous is quick to prepare and is a great alternative to rice or pasta.

Diabetic Friendly: Use salt reduced chicken stock and no added salt.  Consider black pepper and chilli for flavour.

Gluten Free: Use corn couscous and GF stock

Nutritional Analysis

Per serve: fat 7.0 g | saturated fat 2.0 g | protein 23 g | carbohydrate 26.7 g | sodium 2019 mg | energy 1117 kJ (167 Cal) | GI medium

Healthy Switch CollectionRecipe taken from The Healthy Switch Collection by Regina Weedon.

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