Harissa Chicken with Couscous and Spiralized Vegetables
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.
- Chicken breasts x2
- 3 teaspoons of Encona Harissa Marinade
- 1 carrot
- 1 courgette
- 1 vegetable stock cube
- 200g couscous
- a handful of coriander
- Cut up the chicken place in a bowl.
- Mix the harissa paste with the oil and mix in to the chicken.
- Cover with cling film and pop it into the fridge for 1 hour.
- Make up the couscous to the packet instructions with the stock cube.
- Peel the carrot and spiralizer it along with the courgette.
- Arrange the couscous on the plate and surround it with the spiralized vegetables.
- Heat up a pan and a tablespoon of oil and on a medium heat cook the chicken.
- When the chicken is cooked add it to the plate and serve.
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.
It’s so fun to make swirly fruit and vegetables.
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.
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.
Simple and delicious x
Disclaimer – I was sent the marinade and spiralizer to test. All opinions are my own.