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Nutritional Notes:

Chicken and Chickpea Couscous is an "Eat Regularly" 85 out of 100. This meal scores highly in all categories. Chickpeas are one of the weight loss superfoods containing a high fibre and protein content whilst supplying low GI carbohydrates. To reduce the kilojoule content of the meal you can serve  a smaller portion with a side of salad or vegetables. Overall a great weight loss meal

Chicken and Chickpea Couscous

Ingredients - Serves 4

  • 600 grams of chicken breast or 1/2 a whole chicken
  • 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 1/2 red onion
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon of paprika
  • 1 teaspoon of cumin
  • 1 teaspoon of coriander
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon sugar
  • 1/3 teaspoon of tumeric
  • 2cm piece of ginger, finely diced
  • 125 grams of chicken stock
  • 400 grams canned tomatoes
  • 400 grams of diced tomatoes (2xm cubes)
  • 250 grams of chickpeas
  • 150 grams of couscous


  • Add oil, diced onion, garlic and chicken to a frying pan. Cook until chicken is browned
  • Add Parprika, cumin, coriander, cinnamon, ginger and tumeric. Cook for 2 minutes stiring though. Season with salt and pepper
  • Add Chicken stock, tomatoes, pumpkin cubes and chickpeas. Steam with a lid on, such that mixture simmers lightly for 30 minutes
  • Add 200mls of boiling water to couscous and allow to stand for 5 minutes
  • Serve

Image source and recipe adapted from,high-fibre

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