Greek chicken and cous cous a la Jamie Oliver

When I get in from work sometimes I just want an easy option for dinner.

I also like trying new things so after flicking through jamie oliver’s 15 minute meals I decided to make jamie’s gorgeous greek chicken with herby veg cous cous & tzatziki.

1 mug/300g cous cous
Mixed peppers
1 red chilli
4 spring onions
1/2 bunch of dill
200g peas
Olive oil
40g feta cheese
2 chicken breast
Dried oregano
Ground allspice
1 lemon
1/2 cucumber
250g yoghurt
1/2 bunch of mint

The recipe also said to use olives although I didn’t have any to hand and replaced them with pomegranate seeds for an extra crunch.

The recipe is simple enough to follow start of by cooking the cous cous, which is simply done by putting your cous cous in a bowl and covering with 2 mugs of boiling water with a pinch of salt and cover.

After this grab some greaseproof paper and place the chicken breasts on top. Sprinkle the chicken with salt, pepper, oregano, allspice and lemon zest. Fold over the rest of the greaseproof paper and get all of your anger out! Get a rolling pin and bash bash bash! You want to flatten the chicken out so it’s about 1.5cm then you can place it in a frying pan with some oil and fry for about 4 minutes.

Whilst the chicken is cooking, you can get started on the tzatziki.. Grate the cucumber coarsely, sprinkle with salt and squeeze out the extra water. Put it into a bowl with the yoghurt and the juice of 1/2 a lemon. Mix all together and then rip up the mint and mix it together.

With the chicken off the heat, you can get a blender and put the spring onions, peppers and chilli in and whizz up until they are finely chopped. Mix this in with the cous cous as well as some cooked peas and the feta, olives (or pomegranate seeds in my case!) and drizzle some oil and the rest of the lemon juice onto the cous cous.

Season to taste, cut your chicken into strips and lay it around the cous cous with the bowl of tzatziki in the middle!

This meal was so very tasty, the allspice on the chicken really does taste great and the cous cous although often can be bland is really jazzed up by the chilli, lemon and herbs! All of this with some tzatziki drizzled over and the crunchy pomegranates makes this a healthy and wholseome dish that needs to be tried!

Thanks Jamie!