Chicken, tomato and peach couscous salad Recipe

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serves:

2

Skill:

easy

Cost:

cheap

Total Time:

00:00

Prep:

00:00

Cooking:

00:15
+ chilling

Nutrition per portion

RDA
Calories 277 kCal 14%

You might think the peach is a weird addition to this couscous salad but it brings a wonderfully fruity flavour. Filling and under 300 cals, this salad is a healthy lunch option

Ingredients

  • 150ml hot chicken stock
  • 100g dried couscous
  • grated zest and juice of ½ a lemon
  • 2tbsps chopped fresh coriander
  • 1 peach, stoned and chopped
  • 8 cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 4 spring onions, chopped
  • ½ green or yellow pepper, de-seeded and diced
  • 175g cooked skinless boneless chicken breast, sliced into bite size pieces
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper

Method

  • In a large bowl, pour the hot chicken stock over the couscous, stir in the lemon zest and juice and 1 tablespoon of the coriander. Cover with cling film and leave to stand for 5 minutes.

  • Fluff up the couscous with a fork, transfer to a serving dish and leave to cool completely.

  • When cool, stir in the chopped peach, tomatoes, spring onions and pepper and check the seasoning.

  • Stir in the chicken (or pop it on top of the salad) and then scatter the remaining coriander over it.

  • Chill until ready to use or transfer to a lunchbox and keep cool.

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Top Tip

For a vegetarian option, you could use the same weight of cooked Quorn pieces instead of the chicken.