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Grilled chicken with harissa and cumin recipe

Grilled chicken with harissa and cumin recipe

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  • Serves 4
  • 5mins to prepare, plus 1 hr marinating and 15 mins to cook, plus 5mins cooling
  • 483 calories / serving
  • Healthy
  • Dairy-free


  • 4tbsp harissa paste
  • 1 tbsp cumin seeds, toasted
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • zest of a lemon, and juice of half a lemon
  • 1tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 x 225g packs Tesco Finest Moroccan-style couscous
  • salad leaves, to serve

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    7g 10%
  • Saturates

    1g 6%
  • Sugars

    0g 0%
  • Salt

    0.2g 3%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 56.8g Protein 47.4g Fibre 0.6g


  1. Mix together the harissa, cumin, garlic, lemon zest, juice and oil. Rub it all over the chicken breasts and leave them to marinate in the fridge for at least one hour (or overnight if you have the time).
  2. Bring the chicken to room temperature, preheat the grill and line the grill pan with foil. Season and cook the chicken for 10-12mins turning once until just cooked through with no pink showing and lightly charred. Wrap in the foil and leave to rest for 5mins to relax and release its juices.
  3. Serve the chicken with the couscous and salad leaves, pouring over any pan juices.

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