Chicken, Summer Squash, Tomato and Couscous One Pot Recipe (5:2 Diet 283 kcal)

It seems to keep dinners under 300 calories it tends to be chicken, fish or tomatoes. I love all 3 of those so it isnt too much of an issure for me. I found this recipe on bbcgoodfood, it isn’t the prettiest dish but it definitely is a tasty dish. It is a great way to use up summer squashes and tomatoes. It really does fill you up so you don’t feel like your on a fasting day. As it is only me and Paulie doing the diet in our house we froze the second portion down and it froze really well and tasted just as good once re heated.

Ingredients (serves 4)

  • 2 tbsp harissa paste (I like ruby)
  • 1 tsp each ground cumin and ground coriander
  • 2 red onions, halved and cut into thin wedges
  • 2 skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized chunks
  • 1 small summer squash, cut into chunks
  • 2 x 400g cans tomatoes
  • zest and juice 2 lemons
  • 200g cherry tomato, halved
  • 140g couscous


  1. Heat a large non-stick capan on the hob. Add the harissa, spices and onions, stir and cook gently for 10 mins until soft. Add chicken and brown for 5-10 mins. Add squash, stirring to combine, and a splash of water if it starts to stick. Cook for 5 mins more.

  2. Tip canned tomatoes into the pan with ½ can of water, cover and simmer for 20-30 mins. Add the lemon zest and juice, cherry tomatoes, couscous and seasoning. Cover and turn off the heat. Leave on the hob for 10 mins, then stir through and serve. Enjoy.

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