Harissa Chicken

Number of servings : 4 Prep time: 00:20 Cooking time: 00:15 Type of meal : | Main Courses | Main

Number of servings : 4

Prep time: 00:20

Cooking time: 00:15

Type of meal : | Main Courses | Main Courses

Special diet :

Ingredients

4 boneless chicken breasts
2 lemons, thinly sliced
50ml (3 1/2 tbsp) Harissa (Tunisian hot chili sauce)
235ml (1 cup) olive oil
4 sprigs thyme
2 tomatoes
475ml (2 cups) cooked couscous
Salt and pepper

Directions

  1. In a bowl, mix olive oil and harissa.
  2. Using a sharp knife, slice chicken breasts crosswise in two, taking care not to completely detach the halves. Open the meat and flatten into a butterfly. 
  3. Salt and pepper inside each chicken breast. Place a few slices of lemon and a sprig of thyme on one side. Fold the other side over to close the chicken breast. 
  4. Place chicken in a shallow dish and pour in harissa and olive oil mixture. Marinate 30 minutes, turning chicken pieces twice. 
  5. Heat a large skillet. Add chicken breasts stuffed with lemon. Cook 3 minutes. Add 1 cup water and cover. 
  6. Cook over medium heat for 15 minutes. 
  7. Cut tomatoes into thin slices.
  8. To serve, place some couscous on each plate and place tomato slices alongside. 
  9. Transfer a chicken breast onto tomato slices. Serve immediately.

 

Nutritional information:

Harissa Chicken