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Spicy Chicken With Couscous | Macro-Balanced Meals

Get ready to take on the New Year with this deliciously easy, take-to-work lunch.


If you’re anything like us, you might be struggling to get back into the routine of normal waking hours and a diet that doesn’t consist entirely of cheese. That’s why this month we’ve got your back with a series of super-tasty macro-balanced meals that are perfect for getting you through the day.

This spicy chicken recipe is bursting with flavour and is a simple way to liven up plain old chicken and rice meal prep. It’s ideal for making up on a Sunday night to have you sorted for the week ahead — you’ll be looking forward to lunch, trust us.

Makes 4

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp. curry paste
  • 1 tbsp. mango chutney
  • ½ tsp. turmeric
  • Salt to taste
  • 50ml olive oil
  • 4 chicken breast
  • 300g couscous
  • 350ml vegetable stock

Optional extras:

  • Pomegranate seeds
  • Coriander

Method

1) Firstly, make a marinade for your chicken by adding the curry paste, chutney, turmeric, salt and olive oil to a bowl and mixing well.

2) Then, cut each chicken breast in half and add to the marinade, stirring until well covered, and then leave aside for at least 20 minutes — ideally in the fridge overnight.

3) Next, heat a grill pan over medium heat and lay out your chicken pieces. Grill for 5-6 minutes on each side, or until golden and slightly charred.

4) Meanwhile, place the couscous in a big bowl and carefully pour in the boiling vegetable stock. Cover the bowl with a lid and leave to soak for around 5 minutes, then fluff your couscous with a fork and add any extras you want — pomegranate seeds are great for a flash of colour and burst of flavour.

6) Finally, divide your couscous into 4 containers, top with two pieces of marinated chicken and finish with a sprinkle of coriander.

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Spicy Chicken With Couscous | Macro-Balanced Meals

Nutritional Facts

Amount per serving

Calories 284kcal 33 Calories from Fat
% Daily Value *
Total Fat3.7g6%
Total Carbohydrates22.2g7%
Protein50g100%


Lauren Dawes

Lauren Dawes

Writer and expert

Lauren is an English Literature graduate originally from the South. She’s always loved swimming, has discovered the power of weight training over the past few years, and has lots of room for improvement in her weekly hot yoga class. On the weekends she’s usually cooking or eating some kind of brunch, and she enjoys trying out new recipes with her housemates – especially since shaking off student habits, like mainly surviving off pasta. Above all, she’s a firm believer in keeping a balance between the gym and gin. Find out more about Lauren’s experience here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lauren-dawes-b4416aaa/


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