Cook's tip: The chicken can be marinated a day in advance and the couscous stuffing prepared ahead of time. Don't stuff the chicken until just before you are ready to cook it.
Variation: For an Indian-style recipe, replace the couscous with basmati rice, slightly under-cooked. Omit the saffron and stock, replace the pistachios with toasted cashews, and use a chopped beefsteak tomato in place of the figs. Flavour with 1⁄2 teaspoon garam masala, 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro and plenty of pepper.
Each serving (6): 52.5 g protein, 30 g fat of which 7.5 g saturates, 23.5 g carbohydrate, 3 g fibre, 579 Calories