Serves: 1

Stir-fried Garlic Chicken & Couscous

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Stir-fried Garlic Chicken & Couscous

Spice up your chicken the way you like it and place it on a base of super-quick couscous lightened with lemon and your favourite no-Check vegetables...

  • 225 g chicken breast fillets (skinned and cut into bite-sized pieces)
  • Spray oil
  • 4 garlic cloves (crushed)
  • Salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Fresh parsley chopped for garnish

For the couscous

  • 60 g quick-cook couscous (dry weight)
  • 4 cherry tomatoes (chopped)
  • 2 spring onions (chopped)
  • 1 lemon (juice only)
  1. Put the couscous in a bowl and pour over an equal volume of boiling water, following the instructions on the packet.
  2. Set aside for about 5-10 minutes until the grains have absorbed all the water.
  3. Fork through and fluff up.
  4. Meanwhile, cook the chicken pieces in a hot sauté pan or wok that has been sprayed lightly with oil.
  5. Cook over a high heat, turning the chicken frequently, until it is golden brown all over, about 4-5 minutes.
  6. Add the crushed garlic and stir-fry for1-2 minutes, until softened but not brown.
  7. Season with salt and plenty of ground black pepper and then sprinkle with parsley.
  8. Stir the chopped tomatoes and spring onions into the couscous.
  9. Add the lemon juice and seasoning and serve immediately with the hot garlic chicken.

ALTERNATIVE SERVING SUGGESTION: Stir-fry the chicken as above but add some finely chopped chilli and grated root ginger instead of garlic for a more oriental flavour. Sprinkle with soy sauce just before serving with rice, not couscous. ALTERNATIVE SERVING SUGGESTION Stir-fry the chicken and add a good pinch of cumin and ground coriander. Cook for a minute and the serve with the couscous and a little fiery harissa paste.