I figured it’s about time I treated you lovely lot to a healthy recipe for a change. Don’t get me wrong, I love my puddings and devilish treats as much as the next person, but every now and then I do eat healthily I promise!
This recipe comes courtesy of Jamie’s 15-Minute Meals book. I was a little dubious when I first got it but I can honestly say that every recipe I have made from this book so far has not disappointed!
Here is what you will need to make more than enough for 2 people. (Easily doubled.)
- 1/2 Mug (150g) Couscous
- 1 Pepper (any colour)
- 1/2 Fresh Red Chilli
- 2 Spring Onions
- 1/4 Bunch of Fresh Dill
- 100g Peas (fresh or frozen)
- 1tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 20g Feta Cheese
- 1 Large Chicken Breast (or 2 x small)
- 1/2 heaped tsp dried Oregano
- 1/2 tsp Allspice
- Zest of 1/2 Lemon
- Olive Oil
- 1/4 Cucumber
- 125g Fat Free Natural Yoghurt
- Juice of half a Lemon
- 1/4 bunch Fresh Mint
Place the couscous in a bowl with a pinch of salt. Add in 1 mug of boiling water then cover with cling film and leave to one side.
Put a heavy non stick pan over a medium heat. Place the chicken on a big piece of greaseproof paper, add salt & pepper, the oregano, allspice and lemon zest. Massage it all in then fold over the paper. Bash the chicken with a rolling pin until it’s about 1.5cm thick.
To make the Tzatziki, coarsley grate the cucumber. Sprinkle over a generous amount of salt then squeeze out all the excess water. Pop it into a bowl with the yoghurt & lemon juice. Finely chop the mint, add it to the bowl with some pepper and mix well.
Remove the seeds & stalk from both the pepper & the chilli. Trim the ends off the spring onions and put it all in a food processor along with the dill. (Reserving some for decoration.) Blitz until it’s finely chopped.
Fluff up the couscous with a fork in a big serving dish then mix in the veg. Slice the chicken and place on top. Drizzle over a little lemon juice, some olive oil and scatter on some fresh dill. Crumble over the feta cheese and serve with the bowl of tzatziki.
I highly recommend this book to anyone who is looking for quick and healthy meals to make. Jamie’s recipes somehow make vegetables taste good! Instead of it feeling like a chore to eat healthily, Jamie makes it really rather enjoyable.
One final note – I would like to wish my lovely Mum a very Happy Mother’s Day today, and all the other wonderful Mum’s out there too! I hope you were all spoilt rotten and had a great day.
Hope you enjoyed this weekends post chaps and chapettes!