Slimming World’s spiced chicken and courgette couscous recipe

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serves: 4
Skill: easy
Cost: cheap
Prep: 10 min
Cooking: 30 min
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  • This mouth-watering Slimming World‘s spiced chicken and courgette couscous is a hearty lunch or light dinner that the whole family can enjoy. It’s really easy to make and is a healthy option when you’re trying to be good. This recipe serves 4 people and should take 40 mins to make. It’s the warming spices that make this satisfying supper so memorable.


    • 4 garlic cloves, crushed
    • 2 tsp dried red chilli flakes
    • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
    • 1 tbsp ras el hanout spice mix
    • juice 1 lemon
    • 4 skinless and boneless chicken breasts
    • 2 courgettes, sliced
    • low calorie cooking spray
    • 500g dried couscous
    • 6 tomatoes, roughly chopped
    • small handful roughly chopped fresh mint


    • Preheat the oven to 200C, 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.

    Top tip for making Slimming World’s spiced chicken and courgette couscous

    Ras el hanout is a classic Moroccan blend of aromatic spices and is available in most large supermarkets. If you can’t find any, an Indian curry powder will be just as aromatic and tasty.

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