Harissa chicken with chickpea salad

Harissa chicken with chickpea salad

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(20 ratings)

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 8 mins


Serves 2
A low-fat, fibre-filled supper with a superhealthy side - just the thing for midweek

Nutrition and extra info

  • Healthy

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal313
  • fat5g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs25g
  • sugars6g
  • fibre7g
  • protein44g
  • salt1.06g
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  • 250g punnet cherry tomatoes, halved
  • ½ small red onion, chopped
  • 400g can chickpeas, drained
  • small bunch parsley, roughly chopped



    One of the most ubiquitous herbs in British cookery, parsley is also popular in European and…

  • juice 1 lemon



    Oval in shape, with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile fruits…

  • 2 skinless chicken breasts, halved lengthways through the middle
  • 1 tbsp harissa



    This hot, aromatic paste made from chilli and assorted other spices and herbs is spicy and…

  • fat-free natural yogurt and wholemeal pitta bread, to serve


  1. Mix the tomatoes, onion and chickpeas together, stir through the parsley and lemon juice and season.

  2. Coat the chicken with the harissa. Heat a griddle or frying pan or barbecue. Cook the chicken for 3-4 mins each side until lightly charred and cooked through.

  3. Divide the salad between 2 plates, top with the harissa chicken and serve with a dollop of yogurt and warmed pitta bread.

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2nd Aug, 2012
Lovely summer dish. Fresh and tangy from the yogurt and lemon, a little heat from the harissa. Sweet from the tomatoes. Flavours worked together beautifully. Served with wholemeal wraps as we couldn't find wholemeal pita breads
7th May, 2012
This was easy to make but I found it a little bland.
philinbrighton's picture
26th Mar, 2012
I wasn't that excited before i cooked this but i tried it because i was looking for a new healthy chicken dish. I was very pleasantly surprised. The chicken (which I grilled) was simple but very tasty and the chickpeas were fresh, tasty and filinging. I added a small clove of crushed garlic which was very nice.
13th Feb, 2012
Really tasty; very light and fresh. I too substituted the parsley for coriander and I also used chicken thigh fillets instead of chicken breasts! I enjoyed it very much; hence the 5 stars ;)
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8th Feb, 2012
This was simple, quick and tasty. I got the paste from Sainsburys (internet delivery service). Will definately make it again, its a bonus that it is low-fat and healthy too!
1st Feb, 2012
Hi does anyone else have problems finding fresh harissa the only place i have ever found it is borough market and it takes over an hour to get there do supermarkets stock it, if they do where as i can never find it and get blank looks if i ask
1st Feb, 2012
Delicious. Worked well with butterbeans as well as chickpeas and was super quick after work. A regular favourite. Betty Bunny - Waitrose (larger stores) sells Chipotle paste for around £1.50 a jar.
Frantic Flapjack
15th Jul, 2011
Very quick to make but I fried up the chicken instead of griddling it. The chickpea salad was light and fresh tasting.
3rd Jul, 2011
This was really tasty, but I tweaked a few things which elevated it from a 4 stars recipe to 5. I used chopped fresh coriander instead of parsley, and toasted a tablespoon of cumin seeds in a dry frying pan and added them to the salad as well. I mixed the remaining harissa with the yoghurt, and grilled the chicken instead of griddling it and the resulting dish was delicious.
25th Jun, 2011
Beth - can I ask where you found your chipotle paste please? Ive been looking for it everywhere with no luck! Thanks!


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