Griddled chicken with barley couscous

Griddled chicken with barley couscous
  • Serves icon Serves 4
  • Time icon 15 min hands-on time, 15 min cook time

A quick, light and healthy chicken recipe.


  • 4 chicken breasts
  • 80g barley couscous
  • 100ml hot vegetable stock
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice and
  • 1 tbsp toasted pine nuts
  • Chopped parsley to season
  • Green beans and lemon wedges, to serve


  1. Using a rolling pin, bash the chicken breasts flat between sheets of cling film. Brush the chicken with olive oil and cook in a griddle pan for 3-4 minutes each side, until cooked through.
  2. In a bowl, mix the couscous with the vegetable stock, cover and leave for 4 minutes. Stir in the olive oil and microwave on High for 3 minutes.
  3. Stir in the lemon juice and toasted pine nuts, some chopped parsley and season.
  4. Serve with blanched green beans and the chicken, sliced into 3, with lemon wedges to squeeze over.


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