Harissa chicken with chickpea salad

Harissa chicken with chickpea salad

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(20 ratings)

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 8 mins

Easy

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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Ingredients

  • 250g punnet cherry tomatoes, halved
  • ½ small red onion, chopped
  • 400g can chickpeas, drained
  • small bunch parsley, roughly chopped
    Parsley

    Parsley

    par-slee

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

  • juice 1 lemon
    Lemon

    Lemon

    le-mon

    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
    Harissa

    Harissa

    ha-riss-ah

    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

Method

  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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abroekman
2nd Aug, 2012
5.05
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
emmamoss
7th May, 2012
2.05
This was easy to make but I found it a little bland.
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philinbrighton
26th Mar, 2012
4.05
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.
caytaebner89
13th Feb, 2012
5.05
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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thecherub
8th Feb, 2012
5.05
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!
ks_cooking
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
potatohead
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
3.05
Very quick to make but I fried up the chicken instead of griddling it. The chickpea salad was light and fresh tasting.
jaqui_sampson
3rd Jul, 2011
4.05
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.
tyack1980
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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