Here is my recipe (stolen from JO) for you to add to your cook book. It’s so quick and easy to do when people come over. Enjoy!
Time: 15 minutes
For the couscous
- 1 mug (300g) of couscous
- 2 mixed-colour peppers
- 1 fresh red chilli
- 4 spring onions
- ½ a bunch of fresh dill
- 200g podded raw or frozen peas
- 1 small handful of black olives (stone in)
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 40g feta cheese
For the chicken
- 2 x 200g skinless higher-welfare chicken breasts
- 1 heaped teaspoon dried oregano
- 1 teaspoon ground allspice
- 1 lemon
- olive oil
For the tzatziki
- ½ a cucumber
- 250g fat-free natural yoghurt
- ½ a lemon
- ½ a bunch of fresh mint
Ingredients out, kettle boiled, large frying pan, medium-high heat, food processor (bowl blade).
Put 1 mug of couscous and 2 mugs of boiling water into a bowl with a small pinch of salt and cover. On a large sheet of greaseproof paper, toss the chicken with salt, pepper, the oregano, allspice and finely grated lemon zest. Fold over the paper, then bash and flatten the chicken to 1.5cm thick with a rolling pin. Put into the frying pan with 2 tablespoons of olive oil, turning after 3 or 4 minutes, until golden and cooked through.
Using a box grater, coarsely grate the cucumber. Sprinkle it with a small pinch of salt, then squeeze and scrunch with clean hands to get rid of the excess salty water. Pop in a bowl with the yoghurt, juice of ½ a lemon and a pinch of pepper, finely chop and add the top leafy half of the mint, then mix together. Remove the stalk and seeds from the peppers and chilli, then pulse in the processor with the trimmed spring onions and the dill until finely chopped. Scatter over a large tray or platter.
Add the peas to the veg (if using frozen peas, blanch them in boiling water for a couple of minutes first), destone and tear over the olives, then squeeze over the juice of the zested lemon and add the extra virgin olive oil. Fluff up and scatter over the couscous, toss well and season to taste. Move the cooked chicken to a board, slice it up, then lay it around the couscous. Crumble over the feta and serve with the tzatziki.