Greek Chicken with Tzatziki & Vegetables Inspired by Jamie Oliver
  • Prep time: 30 minutes
  • Calories: 550
In this recipe you will coat free-range chicken with a mixture of salt, pepper, all-spice, oregano and lemon zest. Allspice, also myrtle pepper, is the dried unripe berries of the Pimenta dioica tree, a mid canopy tree native to the greater Antilles of southern Mexico, and Central America. Introduced to Europe and the Mediterranean in the 16th century it is used widely as a spice for meats. Happy cooking!
  • 12 Cup of Couscous
  • 2 of Chicken Breast
  • 3 Tsp of Allspice & Oregano Spice Mix
  • 1 of Lemon
  • 100 g of Greek Yoghurt
  • 1 of Garlic Clove
  • 1 of Lebanese Cucumber
  • 150 g of Asparagus
  • 1 of Red Capsicum (Small)
  • 60 g of Fetta Cheese

Prepare Couscous:

Boil kettle. Place couscous and a pinch of salt in a medium heatproof bowl with lid. Pour boiling water over couscous by about 1 cm, then cover with lid (or tightly with plastic wrap) and let stand, about 5 minutes. If required, drain in a sieve, pressing on couscous to remove any excess liquid.

Prepare Tzatziki:

Zest the lemon. Peel and mince the garlic. Slice cucumber in half length wise and scrape out seeds. Using a box grater, coarsely grate 34 of the cucumber. Add to bowl with yoghurt, 12 the lemon zest, 1 Tbsp of lemon juice (to taste) and minced garlic to taste. Add salt and pepper as needed.

Prepare Chicken:

Pat dry chicken with paper towel. Coat chicken with salt, pepper, spice mix and remaining zest.Place chicken in between a piece of baking paper and flatten to 112 cm thick. Heat oil in a pan over medium heat. Add the chicken. Cook, loosely covering the pan with foil, about 3-4 minutes per side, or until blackened and cooked through. Set aside.

Cook Vegetables:

In the meantime, trim the woody ends off the asparagus. Cut asparagus into 4 cm pieces. Medium dice capsicum, discarding seeds. Add asparagus to the same pan used to cook the chicken. Cook, asparagus for about 2 minutes then add the capsicum. Cook for 3 minutes more, or until vegetables are tender and cooked to your liking.

You Plate It:

Fluff up couscous and divide between plates. Top with cooked vegetables. Slice up the chicken, then lay it over the couscous and vegetables. Crumble over the fetta and serve with the tzatziki. Enjoy!