A Quick & Tasty Summer Recipe – Harissa Chicken and Couscous

Spice up your life with this creamy harissa dish.

A low-calorie summer favourite!

Serves: 4

Total Time: 30 minutes

 

Macros Per Portion

Calories 399 Kcal

Carbs 45g

Fibre 3g

Protein 31g

Fats 10g

 

Ingredients

4 Boneless, Skinless Chicken Thighs

6 Tbsp Natural Yoghurt

5 Tsp Harissa Paste

400g Couscous

Bunch of Mint

Bunch of Coriander

1/2 Cucumber

1/2 Lime

Salt

Pepper

Olive Oil

 

Method

      1. Roughly cut your chicken thighs into chunky strips and whack them in a bowl with 4 tbsp yoghurt and 3 tsp of harissa paste. Season this with salt and pepper, then massage the mixture into the chicken.

      2. To cook your couscous, pour it into a large bowl and cover it in boiling water and leave this to absorb fully. Once absorbed, run a fork through the grains, separating them and fluffing it up. Cover this with a chopping board or a tea towel for five minutes.

      3. Heat a healthy glug of oil in a frying pan over a medium heat and then pop the chicken in, stirring occasionally and leaving to cook for around 20 minutes.

      4. Chop your mint and coriander, and finely slice your cucumber. Add the herbs (saving some for garnish) and cucumber to the couscous bowl, and squeeze a generous amount of lime juice over the top. Toss this thoroughly, season with salt and pepper, and then toss further.

      5. Plate up a portion of couscous, top with your finished chicken, and dollop on some yoghurt and harissa. To garnish, sprinkle a few more of your chopped herbs over it, and you’re done! This dish is an instant crowdpleaser, so gather your mates together and enjoy!