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Grilled chicken with orange, date and pistachio couscous

Total Time
30 min
15 min
10 min
Liven up grilled chicken with a bright, fresh and hearty orange, data, chickpea and couscous salad


Freshly squeezed orange juice

2 tbs

Olive oil

1 tbs, extra virgin

Ground cumin

1 tsp

Ground coriander

1 tsp

Dry couscous

200 g, (1 cup)

Canned chickpeas, rinsed and drained

240 g, (400g can)

Dried dates

40 g, pitted, chopped

English spinach

150 g, shredded


25 g, kernels, chopped

Fresh coriander

2 tbs, chopped

Oil spray

1 x 3 second spray(s)

Skinless chicken breast

450 g, (buy 500g) or tenderloins


  1. Combine the orange juice, oil, cumin and ground coriander in a small bowl. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper.
  2. Place the couscous in a medium heatproof bowl. Add 1 cup (250ml) boiling water. Stir, cover and set aside for 5 minutes or until the liquid is absorbed. Use a fork to separate the grains. Add the chickpeas, spinach, date, pistachio, fresh coriander and orange juice mixture, and toss to combine.
  3. Lightly spray a large non-stick frying pan with oil and heat over high heat. Cook the chicken for 2-3 minutes each side or until golden and cooked through. Serve the couscous topped with chicken.


SERVING SUGGESTION: A side of steamed broccolini or broccoli.