Slimming World’s spiced chicken and courgette couscous recipe

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  • Healthy
  • Low-fat
  • Slimming World

serves:

4

Skill:

easy

Cost:

cheap

Prep:

10 min

Cooking:

25 min

It’s the warming spices that make this satisfying Slimming World supper so memorable.

This classic Moroccan inspired Slimming World’s spiced chicken and courgette couscous is packed with goodness: tender spiced chicken, juicy courgettes and tomatoes and fluffy couscous topped with fresh chopped mint for a bright and delicious meal. If you can’t find ras el hanout spice mix, then Indian curry powder will work just fine!

Check out the rest of our delicious Slimming World meals here.

Ingredients

  • 4 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 tsp dried red chilli flakes
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp ras el hanout spice mix
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 4 skinless and boneless chicken breasts
  • 2 courgettes, sliced
  • Low calorie cooking spray
  • 500g dried couscous
  • 6 tomatoes, roughly chopped
  • Small handful of roughly chopped fresh mint

Method

  • Preheat the oven to 200°C/Fan 180°C/Gas 6.

  • Put the garlic, chilli, cinnamon and ras el hanout in a shallow bowl and season to taste. Stir in the lemon juice and add the chicken breasts, rolling them around to coat well.

  • Arrange the chicken breasts and courgette pieces in a roasting tin, spray with low calorie cooking spray and roast for 25 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through and the courgettes are tender.

  • Meanwhile, put the couscous into a bowl and pour over enough boiling water to just cover. Leave for about 10 minutes or until the water is absorbed then fluff up the grains with a fork. Stir in the tomatoes, roasted courgettes and mint and divide between plates.

  • Slice the chicken breasts and arrange the pieces alongside the couscous. This is sensational served with a spoonful of harissa paste (pick up a copy of Mediterranean Magicto find out how to make a healthy version of homemade harissa paste).

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