Friday, 14 November 2014

Jamie's 15 Minute Meals: Greek Chicken with Herby Vegetable Couscous and Tzatziki

This is another one of Jamie's triumphs. I really loved the flavour of this salad especially when I mixed the tzatziki into it. I used Israeli couscous rather than normal which didn't detract from the dish at all. I also ate it cold in a lunchbox for lunch. One to be made again.

Greek Chicken with Herby Vegetable Couscous and Tzatziki (from Jamie's 15 Minute Meals)
(Serves 4)
300g couscous
2 mixed-colour peppers
1 red chilli
4 spring onions
1/2 bunch of dill
200g peas

1 small handful black olives
extra-virgin olive oil
40g feta cheese

2 chicken breast
Dried oregano
Ground allspice

1 lemon
olive oil

1 lemon
1/2 cucumber
250g yoghurt
1/2 bunch of mint

Put the cous cous in a bowl and pour over 2 mugs of boiling water with a pinch of salt, cover with cling film.

Place the chicken breasts onward a large piece of grease paper and sprinkle with salt, pepper, oregano, allspice and lemon zest. Fold over the rest of the greaseproof paper and bash with a rolling pin. You want to flatten the chicken out so it’s about 1.5cm thick. Then place it in a frying pan with some oil and fry for about 3-4 mins each side

Whilst the chicken is cooking, grate the cucumber coarsely, sprinkle with salt and squeeze out the extra water. Put it into a bowl with the yoghurt and the juice of 1/2 a lemon. Mix together and then rip up the mint and mix it in.
Take the chicken off the heat and put the spring onions, peppers and chilli in a blender and whizz up until they are finely chopped. Mix this in with the cous cous as well as some cooked peas and the feta and olives. Drizzle some olive oil and the rest of the lemon juice onto the cous cous.

Season to taste, cut your chicken into strips and lay it around the cous cous with the bowl of tzatziki in the middle. Serve.

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