Harissa chicken bake with tzatziki recipe

  • Serves 2
  • 5 mins to prepare and 35 mins to cook
  • 716 calories / serving
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This spicy harissa-baked chicken with Mediterranean couscous and the fresh taste of tzatziki, combines flavours of Morocco and Greece to make a simple yet tasty meal for two.

Preheat the oven to gas 6, 200°C, fan 180°C. In a large bowl mix the harissa with the vinegar and some seasoning.

Add the chicken and onions and turn to coat in the mixture. Transfer to a large roasting tin and cook for 25 minutes, stirring halfway through. Add the peppers, almonds and parsley, and continue cooking for a further 10 minutes.

Meanwhile, for the tzatzki, put the cucumber, mint sauce and yogurt in a bowl; mix well.

Cook the couscous following the packet instructions. Serve with the chicken and tzatziki.

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  • Ingredients

  • 3 tbsp harissa paste
  • 1 1/2 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 4 skinless chicken thighs
  • 2 red onions, quartered
  • 2 whole roasted peppers from a jar, roughly sliced
  • 50g (2oz) whole blanched almonds
  • 3 tbsp roughly chopped parsley
  • 1 x 110g sachet Mediterranean couscous
  • For the tzatziki

  • 10cm (4in) piece cucumber, deseeded and grated
  • 1 1/2 tbsp mint sauce
  • 150g (5oz) fat-free Greek yogurt
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  • Energy 2994kj 716kcal 36%
  • Fat 33.4g 48%
  • Saturates 6.6g 33%
  • Sugars 13.3g 15%
  • Salt 2.7g 46%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 50.6g Protein 51.3g Fibre 9.9g


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