One thing I love about cooking on the road, is how I have simplified my recipes. With only 3 key ingredients, this recipe is still packed with flavour, texture and is super filling after a long day on the road.
Keeping your ingredients to a minimum is also a great way to keep costs down and prevent waste, as you are more likely to use finish them in a single recipe, rather than a little bit of everything.
200gm chicken breast
1 small red onion
1 small head of broccoli
1 cup of instant couscous
Handful of almonds
- Bring one cup of water to the boil in a small pot, add couscous, a drizzle of oil, season well with salt and pepper; cover with another pot or your plate. Set aside for 5 minutes to absorb the water.
- While your couscous is re-hydrating, cut chicken into 2cm cubes. Peel and thinly slice the onion. Cut the broccoli into small florets, cutting them in half through the stem to provide a flat cooking surface in the pan.
- Heat a fry pan over medium-high heat with a teaspoon of oil. Add chicken, onion and broccoli. Cook for 3 minutes before turning ingredients, cook for a further 2 minutes or until chicken is cooked through and broccoli is lightly toasted.
- Fluff couscous with a fork to separate grains. Divide between 2 plates. Top with chicken, onion and broccoli.
- Return pan to the heat. Cut lemon in half width-ways, place cut side down in pan. Add almonds and cook for 1-2 minutes or until almonds are toasted and lemon is charred.
- Scatter almonds over the top and serve with charred lemon. Squeeze the caramelised lemon over the top and mix through.
- Couscous is great staple grain to have in your cooking kit, it is already cooked and only requires soaking to re-hydrate it. Wholemeal couscous is available in some supermarkets and is a great way to keep your fibre up.
- Keep a close eye on your almonds when toasting, they can burn very quickly. Keep them moving to ensure even cooking.
- Frozen broccoli can be used in a pinch, if fresh is not available
- Zucchini can be used in place of broccoli. Cut into thick batons and proceed with the recipe
- Any nuts you have in your pack will work for a crunchy topping
- Chicken can be omitted and replaced with capsicum or mushrooms. Add them to the pan at the same time as the broccoli and onion
- Any grain or pasta can replace the coucous