These days I’ve been getting into the kitchen a lot and I seem to be loving it more and more. The more dishes I cook, the more knowledge I acquire. So for the amateur cooks out there, I’m with ya! I’m learning as I go, too!
Last night I made Chicken Couscous Salad. It’s a really simple dish using simple ingredients and it’s healthy to boot. Plus, I needed to make something so I could bring it to work for lunch (don’t you hate it when you forget to pack your lunch and you have to go out and buy it instead?). And personally, couscous is one of the best things ever invented! It’s so convenient, very easy to make, versatile and so so underrated.
The dish turned out to be very tasty but I wished I had made more of the chilli lime sauce, there was just not enough – it was awesome! It worked so well with the dish. Citrus juice with couscous is a perfect marriage and the sauce really moistened and flavoured what otherwise would have been bland pieces of chicken.
The chicken turned out really well (see ‘My Tips and Recommendations’ below). Following the instructions to a tee, I was able to produce moist, pink in the inside and golden on the outside chicken breasts. Some critiques? Although the recipe says 4 pieces of chicken, I think this is too much considering it’s supposed to serve 4. What you end up with is a whole lot of chicken and not much couscous. Also, you’ll notice in the photos I didn’t use tomatoes. I actually have mild allergies towards them so I just left them out.
So you want to create a simple and healthy dish? I recommend this recipe. It may not be gourmet quality, but it’s a start. All I know is that I love to cook and I hope to just keep getting better and better.
Watch this space, y’all.
See the recipe below: