Want To Impress At Dinner With Minimal Effort? Try This!

As I have stated in previous blogs, I am not a nutritionist or an expert but I do love to cook. Actually, let me rephrase that. I love eating my food and I also love watching others enjoying the food I prepared. If someone could cook my meals for me, I would not complain!

Sometimes we want to eat a dish that is clean, delicious and to put frankly, simple. We get tired, busy, lack motivation or even time. So I decided to share one of my favourite go to recipes that has always been a winner.


Lemon, Herb Chicken with Veg on a bed of Couscous

Ingredients (serves 4)

150g (3/4 cup) wholemeal couscous

250ml (1 cup) boiling water

2 tablespoon coconut oil

2 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil

1 lemon

2 cloves garlic

Cajun spices, turmeric, mixed herbs, smoked paprika

340 grams sliced chicken breast fillet

1 small red (spanish) onion diced

100 grams green beans

1 small capsicum (red pepper)

2 tablespoons (or more depending on taste) wholegrain seeded mustard



  1. Heat 1 tablespoon of coconut oil in a pan, add chicken and fry for 3 minutes on high heat.

  2. Add garlic, pinch of mixed herbs, pinch of Cajun spices, pinch of turmeric and a pinch of smoked paprika. Squeeze half the lemon onto the chicken, fry until cooked.

  3. In another pan, heat 1 tablespoon of coconut oil, throw in red onion, beans and capsicum. Stir fry for 1 minute on high heat adding in the mustard.

  4. Place the couscous in a heatproof bowl. Pour over the boiling water and add the 2 tablespoon of olive oil. Cover. Let stand for 5 minutes or until water is absorbed. Fluff with a fork.

Serve couscous onto plate with vegetables scattered on top. Add chicken last. Use the remainder of the lemon and squeeze over the top of the meal. 

There you have it. Delish! 

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