Harissa Chicken with Couscous and Spiralized Vegetables

January 18, 2016Sew White

There is always something so delicious about fresh veg salads on grey days. It really helps the January blues with extra vitamins and makes a dinner a bit more delicious. 

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Harissa Chicken with Couscous and Spiralized Vegetables
Author: Sisley White
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Serves: Serves 2
Ingredients
  • Chicken breasts x2
  • 3 teaspoons of Encona Harissa Marinade
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 courgette
  • 1 vegetable stock cube
  • 200g couscous
  • a handful of coriander
Instructions
  1. Cut up the chicken place in a bowl.
  2. Mix the harissa paste with the oil and mix in to the chicken.
  3. Cover with cling film and pop it into the fridge for 1 hour.
  4. Make up the couscous to the packet instructions with the stock cube.
  5. Peel the carrot and spiralizer it along with the courgette.
  6. Arrange the couscous on the plate and surround it with the spiralized vegetables.
  7. Heat up a pan and a tablespoon of oil and on a medium heat cook the chicken.
  8. When the chicken is cooked add it to the plate and serve.
Notes
Tastes just as good cold as hot. Brilliant for lunch boxes.

I was sent the OXO hand spiralizer to play with and I am obsessed with it. It’s so small and compact which works well for washing and storing but also spiralizes very well just as well as the big counter top spiralizers. I couldn’t make it work as the picture shows but I found putting it on the chopping board, holding it in my left hand which I turned to cut and used my right hand to hold the carrot and courgette. It worked a treat and like every time I use a spiralizer I always make far too much.

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It’s so fun to make swirly fruit and vegetables.

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For the chicken part of the dinner I used the Moroccan Harissa marinade by Encona. It’s a lovely marinade which really packs a punch if you like spice. For two chicken breasts cut up I used 3 teaspoons of the marinade and 1 teaspoon of olive oil to make easy to coat the chicken.

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I kept the dish simple and served the spicy chicken on a bed of couscous surrounded by the spiralized and uncooked vegetables. It was a dinner which had so many textures; the snap of the carrots, the soft couscous against the bite of the chicken.

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Simple and delicious x

Disclaimer – I was sent the marinade and spiralizer to test. All opinions are my own.

6 Comments

  • Lucy Parissi

    January 21, 2016 at 8:33 pm

    I love spiralised vegetables – and this looks really yummy! My spiralizer is huge – this one looks much more cupboard friendly (and easier to clean). Yummed!

    1. Sew White

      January 26, 2016 at 8:54 pm

      I have a huge one too and it’s becoming hard to fit all the food gadgets and goodies in the cupboard. Definitely keeping this one to be used a lot!

  • Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy

    January 22, 2016 at 11:29 am

    I am a little bit obsessed with harissa at the moment. I made an amazing harissa hummus the other day too.
    I also love my spiraliser, as it’s helping me to cut down on spaghetti.

    1. Sew White

      January 26, 2016 at 8:59 pm

      Harissa hummus sounds amazing. You can’t go wrong with it at all!

  • Nayna Kanabar (@citrusspiceuk)

    January 22, 2016 at 12:10 pm

    I love the idea of the spiralizer, it makes eating veg so much more prettier and fun.

    1. Sew White

      January 26, 2016 at 8:52 pm

      It definitely makes dinners more fun.

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