Couscous is a versatile side dish and can be used to absorb and enhance the other flavours in a dish. Served with flavourful chicken, the lemon and herb couscous acts as fresh, light accompaniment.
If you're not that familiar with couscous, it's super easy to make. It doesn't require 'cooking' as such, more just soaking in boiling water until it plumps up.
It's a wonderful addition to grilled chicken or fish but you can use it in lots of ways. Try it with a deep, rich lamb stew and it'll soak up all the delicious juices!
Chicken with Lemon & Herb Couscous Method
Chicken with Lemon & Herb Couscous Macros
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You could of course use any herbs of your choice. Rosemary would be a good match with the chicken, although I would also swap the smoked paprika for the sweet version to round out the flavour.
Here I've kept the couscous fairly plain and simple with lemon and herb to complement the flavourful marinade of the chicken. Instead, you might light to make the couscous using any stock of your choice instead of plain boiling water. You may also like to add a handful or two of nuts and dried fruits (raisins & sultanas) to give a more north-African vibe. These would change the macros a little and would add more calories to the dish.
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