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Chicken with leeks & giant couscous

Points® value
Total Time
30 min
5 min
25 min
For goodness in a bowl, tuck into chicken broth with greens and grains


Calorie controlled cooking spray

4 spray(s)

Bacon medallions, raw

8 rasher(s), thinly sliced


2 clove(s), finely chopped

Wholewheat giant couscous, dry

200 g

Chicken stock cube(s)

1 cube(s), to make 1 litre stock

Chicken breast, skinless, raw

4 medium

Thyme, Fresh

4 sprig(s), leaves picked


200 g, savoy or spring, shredded


250 g, trimmed, thickly sliced

Parsley, fresh

10 sprig(s), fresh, roughly chopped


  1. Mist a medium flameproof casserole with cooking spray, add the bacon and fry over a medium-high heat for 3-4 minutes, or until cooked through and golden. Transfer to a plate, then add the garlic to the casserole and fry for 1 minute. Stir in the couscous, then pour in the stock and bring the mixture to a boil.
  2. Add the chicken and thyme to the casserole then reduce the heat, cover and simmer for 15 minutes. Add the cabbage, leeks and cooked bacon, and simmer for a further 5 minutes. Stir in the parsley and season to taste.
  3. Lift the chicken out of the casserole and cut into thick slices, then return to the pan and stir to combine.
  4. Ladle the broth into bowls and serve.