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Chicken kofte tabbouleh with minty yoghurt sauce recipe

Chicken kofte tabbouleh with minty yoghurt sauce recipe

9 ratings

Serve up this bright and vibrant chicken kofte tabbouleh. Homemade kofte is made with chicken mince, spring onions and chillies. Use bulgur wheat for your tabbouleh and serve with a fresh minty yogurt sauce. See method

  • Serves 4
  • 20 mins to prepare and 20 mins to cook
  • 379 calories / serving
  • Healthy


For the kofte

  • 500g 5% fat chicken mince
  • 1 red chilli, finely chopped​
  • 4 spring onions, green and white parts separated, finely chopped
  • 1 large garlic clove, crushed
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • pickled red cabbage, to serve

For the tabbouleh

  • 150g bulgur wheat
  • 20g fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • 20g fresh mint, leaves finely chopped
  • 2 large tomatoes, deseeded and finely chopped
  • ½ lemon, finely zested and juiced, plus wedges to serve
  • 1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil, plus extra for greasing

For the yogurt sauce

  • 120g low-fat natural yoghurt
  • 10g fresh mint leaves, finely chopped
  • ½ small garlic clove, crushed
  • juice ½ lemon
If you don't have any spring onions, try using white onions or leeks and adjust the amount accordingly

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    11g 16%
  • Saturates

    3g 13%
  • Sugars

    8g 9%
  • Salt

    0.6g 9%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 35.5g Protein 30.9g Fibre 5.1g


1. Heat the oven to gas 6, 200°C, fan 180°C and grease a baking tray with oil. Put the chicken mince, chilli, the white parts of the spring onions, garlic and spices into a mixing bowl, season well and mix together with your hands until well combined. Form into eight long oblong shapes and put them onto the prepared tray. Bake for 20 mins until lightly browned and cooked through.

2. Meanwhile, cook the bulgur wheat according to packet instructions, then drain and allow to cool. Put the bulgur wheat into a mixing bowl with the remaining tabbouleh ingredients, mix together and season well.

3. Mix all of the ingredients for the yogurt sauce together and serve with the tabbouleh, pickled cabbage and lemon wedges.

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