Ginger and Garlic Chicken Couscous

This recipe is so easy it hurts!! A delicious, wholesome meal that will come to the rescue of any novice in the kitchen.

What do I need?

  • 4 chicken breasts
  • Olive oil – you’ll only need a drizzle for your pan
  • 3-4 cloves of garlic (I’d go for 4, but it’s whatever you’re in to 😉)
  • 1 chunk of fresh ginger (-thumb size in length)
  • 1 vegetable stock cube
  • ½ head broccoli
  • 200g couscous
  • 1 handful of mushrooms
  • 1 red pepper
  • 1 handful of kale, chopped

Equipment: 1 large frying pan, 2 chopping boards, 2 sharp knives, 1 spatula, 1 large bowl

Go on then, show me just how easy this is?

  • Chop your garlic cloves and ginger into tiny pieces and add them to the frying pan with your olive oil
  • Chop the chicken breast and add it to the pan, keep it on a low heat so that it cooks right through, stir every few minutes so that eventually it goes a light golden colour
  • While the chicken is cooking prepare the vegetables:
    • Chop the broccoli so that it is in small florets, wash
    • Remove the centre of the pepper along with the seeds, rinse and chop
    • Wash the kale and chop it into thin pieces
    • Chop off the stalks of the mushrooms, wash and chop them into small pieces
  • When the chicken has turned that light golden colour, you can add all of the chopped vegetables, mix around and allow to cook. All veg should soften slightly, chicken should go more golden brown
  • While the above is happening, add the couscous to the large boil along with the broken up vegetable stock. Add boiling water from the kettle so that the couscous is covered by ~1cm, give it a good stir and allow the couscous to absorb the water
  • Add the couscous to your frying pan and mix all together, allow 2 more minutes to cook
  • Serve and enjoy

Total prep/cook time: 30mins

Serves: 4

Nutrition Content per portion:

  • Calories: 382
  • Protein: 40g
  • Carbohydrates: 41g
  • Fat: 6g

Cost per portion: €2.16