Gluten- free cous-cous with chicken and spicy courgettes

image24Serves 4

An easy and gluten-free cous cous, made from millet, a not very well known grain (it is actually a grass seed). Similar to cous-cous and easy digestible, millet is great if accompanied by roasted vegetables and some grilled meat, perfect for lunch boxes and as easy dinner for the whole family.

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.

Prep Time: 5 minutes


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



  • Wash and slice the courgettes, add to a pan with the garlic, some chili flakes and some olive oil. Let them pan fry at low/medium heat in order not to burn the oil, and adding a little water where necessary.
  • Cook the chicken fillets 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 tumeric and some fresh thyme.
  • When everything is ready, put togheter in a serving plate, adding a sprinkle of lemon juice. Dinner is ready!
  • You an use the left over for a great lunch box.

About the Chef

I am a Pilates teacher by day, and author of Lemons & Olives, a food blog dedicated to healthy, quick, delicious recipes and nutrition advice for your everyday life.

The blog is created for time poor professionals, seeking a healthier life, but also delicious and easy to make meals.

You won’t find fancy ingredients, but only those easily available in your local supermarket. Hope you enjoy

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