Greek couscous with chicken, feta, olives & tzatziki

I can’t take credit for this one as this was one of my boyfriend, Alex’s creations. And he can’t wholly take credit for it either because it was inspired by Jamie Oliver’s recipe here. I’m sure Alex’s would give the Naked Chef’s a run for its money though as it really was delicious! It’s a really fresh tasting dish, perfect for the summer and is really filling.

couscous

Makes 2-4

1 mug couscous

1 red chilli

2 spring onions

200g frozen peas

Handful black olives

50g feta

2 medium chicken breast

2 teaspoon dry oregano

1 teaspoon all spice

1 lemon

For the tzatziki:

1/2 cucumber

250g fat free natural yoghurt

1/2 lemon

Handful fresh mint

Put 1 mug of couscous and 2 mugs of boiling water into a bowl with a pinch of salt and cover. Next mix your chicken, salt, pepper, oregano, all spice and grated lemon zest, wrap the chicken in cling film and bash with a rolling pin till it’s about 1.5cm thick.

Pop your chicken in to a frying pan with a little olive oil and turn every few minutes until cooked all the way through.

Now on to the tzatziki. Grate your cucumber and sprinkle with salt and pepper before popping in a bowl with the yoghurt, juice of 1/2 lemon and a little mint and mixing.

Chop your pepper, chilli and spring onion and spread over a large tray. Add the peas (if frozen let them bubble in hot water for a couple of minutes first), olives and a squeeze of lemon juice to the tray. Then give your couscous a good stir and pour over the veg, giving it a little mix on the tray. Add a little salt and pepper if you fancy it and then slice the chicken and lay over your couscous.

Crumble over the feta and serve with your tzatziki.

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