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Couscous with chicken and peas recipe

Couscous is so easy to make and really versatile – it's the perfect base for a quick lunch.

Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 15 mins
Serves 1

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A serving of couscous topped with peas and chicken


  • 50g plain couscous
  • 85g cooked chicken, chopped
  • 40g frozen peas
  • 4 cherry tomatoes, chopped
  • half a lemon, juiced


  1. Put the couscous in a large bowl and cover with boiling water. Leave for 10 to 15 minutes to swell and cool, then stir with a fork to fluff up the grains.


    For a time-saving hack, simply defrost the peas by adding them to the couscous before covering with the boiling water.

  2. Add the chicken and tomatoes, squeeze over the lemon juice, stir it all to combine, and you're done!


    Microwavable pouches of couscous also work well – try mixing things up by using a spicy or tomato-flavoured version.