Greek Chicken with Couscous and Tzatziki

As you know one of my greatest inspirations is Jamie Oliver. I just love his books and his style of cooking. I've been trying out many of his recipes lately so in the upcoming week I will post some of my favorite recipes, starting with this delicious Greek chicken with couscous and tzatziki!

Duration: 15-20 minutes

The ingredients for 1 serving:
  • 100 gr couscous
  • 1 chicken breast
  • 1/2 yellow paprika and 1/2 green paprika
  • 2 spring onions
  • Some fresh dill
  • 50 gr frozen peas
  • 1 tbs extra virgin olive oil
  • 20 gr feta cheese
  • 1 ts dried oregano
  • 1/2 ts ground allspice
  • 1/2 lemon
  • 1/4 fresh red chili
  • Salt & pepper
The ingredients for the tzatziki:
  • 1/4 cucumber
  • 125 gr organic yoghurt
  • 1/2 lemon
  • Couple of fresh mint leaves

What you do:
  1. Cook the couscous as directed on the package.
  2. Cut the chicken breast into slices of about 1,5 cm thick. Put them on a piece of grease proof paper and mix with the dried oregano, ground allspice, finely grated lemon zest and some salt & pepper. Put the chicken slices in a frying pan with 1 tablespoon olive oil and bake them for 3-4 minutes each side until they are golden brown and cooked. 
  3. Meanwhile grate the cucumber on the coarse side of a grater block, sprinkle a good pinch of salt over it and squeeze out as much moisture as possible with your hands. Mix this with the yoghurt, the juice of 1/2 a lemon, some pepper and chopped mint and put the tzatziki aside.
  4. Remove the seeds from the peppers and the red chili. Chop the peppers, thinly slice the spring onions and dill and put on a plate. 
  5. When the chicken is almost done add the frozen peas and cook until they are done (takes 2-3 minutes). Add the peas to the vegetables on the plate and sprinkle over some extra virgin olive oil and some additional lemon juice. Mixed with the couscous (season with salt and pepper) and put the chicken slices on top. Crumble over the feta cheese, add some chilli rings to taste and serve the tzatziki on the side.

Tip: It is very possible that you have some chicken and couscous left. This is a perfect lunch salad for the next day! You can even cook a little bit more couscous, chop the rest of the peppers, add to your salad and you save money and as a bonus have a delicious lunch!


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