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Millet couscous with chicken and spicy courgettes

gluten-free millet couscous with chicken and courgettes

A simple recipe but full on taste and easy to make this millet couscous with chicken and spicy courgettes is great for the spring when courgettes are in season.

What is Millet

Millet is not actually a grain, but it is a grass seed and it is naturally gluten-free.

It takes longer to cook than traditional couscous, but it has a similar taste and can be used as a substitute for all couscous recipes. Gluen-free and easy digestible, millet is great if accompanied by roasted vegetables and some grilled meat, perfect for lunch boxes and as an easy dinner for the whole family.

A simple, delicious and nutritious gluten-free meal

This one is very simple and done with very easy-to-find ingredients, yet truly delicious. I felt full for the rest of the day but at the same time light and full of energy.

What you need for this Millet Couscous

  • A packet of chicken fillets
  • 100 grams of millet
  • 4 medium courgettes
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • some fresh thyme
  • turmeric
  • some chilly flakes
  • extra virgin olive olive
  • half a  lemon
  • sea salt to taste

How to make this gluten-free chicken and courgette couscous

Wash and slice the courgette, and put them in a pan with the garlic, chilly flakes, and some olive oil. Let them pan-fry at low/medium heat to not burn the oil, and add a little water where necessary.

Cook the chicken fillets, in a pan with a sprinkle of olive oil, garlic, thyme, and two slices of lemon. In the meantime cook the millet, as you would do for quinoa, using two parts of water per millet and adding a little turmeric and some fresh thyme.

When everything is ready, put it together in a serving plate, adding a sprinkle of lemon juice. Dinner is ready! You can use the leftover for a great lunch box.

gluten-free millet couscous with chicken and courgettes

Gluten-free Millet Couscous with Chicken and Spicy Courgettes

A delicious and simple gluten-free chicken couscous with courgettes meal, great for kids and the whole family.
Course Main Course
Cuisine British, Italian, Mediterranean

Ingredients
  

  • 300 gr Chicken fillets
  • 100 gr Millet Couscous
  • 4 Courgettes
  • 2 cloves Garlic
  • 1 sprig Thyme
  • a dash Turmeric
  • a dash Chili flakes
  • 2 tbsp EVOO Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1/2 Lemon
  • Sea salt

Instructions
 

  • Wash and slice the courgette, and put them in a pan with the garlic, some chilly flakes, and some olive oil. Let them pan-fry at low/medium heat in order not to burn the oil, adding a bit of water where necessary.
  • Cook the chicken fillets, in a pan with some olive oil, garlic, thyme, and two slices of lemon. In the meantime cook the millet, as you would do for quinoa, using two parts of water per millet and adding a little turmeric and some fresh thyme.
  • When everything is ready, put it together in a serving plate, adding a sprinkle of lemon juice. Dinner is ready! You can use the leftover for a great lunch box
Keyword Chicken, Courgettes, Gluten-free couscous, Millet couscous, Zucchini

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