My boyfriend is obsessed with this meal, when I first made it he was too busy to help out with the cooking that night and left me to it and he loved it. It was the first time I had made turmeric the main spice of the dish and the spice and flavours it gave were perfect combined with everything else. We enjoyed it that much we made the same dish again adding in some new ingredients like the beansprout and baby corn (the pictures at the bottom of the page show the 2 different meals)

There was more than enough to serve 2 people and costs under a £1 to prepare, the best part is the calories are very low too so this meal would be great for a lunch or tea.


Gluten & celery


2 small chicken breasts

Couscous (serving according to packaging)

Olive oil – Teaspoon

1/4 red pepper

1/4 green pepper

1/4 leek

1/2 small onion

1 chilli

Handful of beansprout

2 baby corn


Turmeric, black pepper, chilli powder, cumin & coriander


  1. Slice the chicken into small slices and cook in a pan with oil, once cook thoroughly add in the chopped veggies and soften.
  2. Add in the spices and leave to soak up the flavours on a low heat and stir.
  3. Make up a stock water and cook the couscous so it comes out light and fluffy.
  4. Plate up and you’re ready to roll.

Nutrient breakdown

This is an overview of all of the macro-nutrients (e.g. fat, carbohydrates, protein) and what individual ingredients of the recipe offer as a percentage to each nutrient.

Calories: 49% chicken, 43% couscous, 2% onion

Carbohydrates: 87% couscous, 4% onion, 3% red pepper

Of which sugar: 21% onion, 19% red pepper, 18% couscous

Fibre: 40% couscous, 20% baby corn, 2% red pepper

Protein: 80% chicken, 15% couscous, 2% baby corn

Fat: 74% chicken, 43% couscous, 2% onion

Of which Saturates: 80% chicken, 15% couscous, 2% green pepper

Salt: 83% stock cube, 15% chicken, 1% couscous

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What’s your go to veggies in a stir fry?

Love Sian x


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