Giant cous cous is well worth trying – low GI to keep you fuller for longer and a slightly nutty texture.

Slimmer dinners under 350 calories




4 x 170g skinless chicken fillets

2tbsp olive oil

2 cloves, crushed garlic

2 red peppers

2 yellow peppers

2 garlic cloves, left whole

few sprigs thyme

125g giant cous cous

1 stock cube

handful rocket


1 Heat a griddle pan. Season chicken generously, brush over a little olive oil and the crushed garlic. Griddle for 15 mins, turning as needed.

2 Meanwhile, heat 1tbsp olive oil in a frying pan, add the peppers, garlic and thyme. Cook for 5 mins, stirring as needed for 5 mins or until peppers start to soften.

3 Add 2tbsp water, reduce heat and simmer, covered for 15 mins until peppers are tender.

4 Meanwhile, boil cous cous in stock and water for 7 mins until tender.

5 Stir balsamic vinegar into peppers and cook for a few more mins to reduce.

6 Serve chicken with on top of  the cous cous, with peppers and a drizzle of balsamic vinegar. Finish with a handful of rocket.

Per serving:  349 cals, 8.5g fat (1.5g saturated), 24g carbs