Chicken and tomato couscous recipe

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Preparation Time5 mins
Cooking Time15 mins (approx)

This recipe is quick, easy and packed with nutrients. It makes a great lunch for adults, but kids will love it too


  • 2 skinless chicken breasts
  • Olive oil
  • 150g (5 1/2oz) couscous
  • 200ml (7fl oz) boiling water
  • 1tbsp mild curry paste
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 2 handfuls of cherry tomatoes, quartered

For the dressing:

  • Small pot of natural yogurt
  • 1/4 cucumber, finely chopped
  • 1 heaped tbsp fresh mint, chopped




  1. First get your grill or grill-pan very hot. Drizzle the chicken breasts with a little olive oil and grill or chargrill for 10-15 mins, turning once, until cooked through.
  2. While the chicken is cooking, pop the couscous into a large bowl. Measure out the boiling water and stir in the curry paste and lime juice.
  3. Pour the liquid over the couscous and cover it with clingfilm. After 5 mins, fluff up the couscous with a fork and add the cherry tomatoes. In a separate small bowl mix the dressing ingredients.
  4. Remove the chicken breasts from the grill and cut into small pieces if you have a toddler joining you. Serve with warm couscous and a spoonful of the yogurt dressing.
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