Spiced Chicken Breast, Moroccan Cous Cous, tomato and red onion salsa and cumin and cucumber yogurt dip

A deliciously spiced dish.


  • spiced chicken breast
  • 4 part boned chicken breasts
  • 2 red chillies
  • 2 tblsp oil
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 tblsp onion (finely chopped)
  • 1 tblsp spring onion (finely chopped)
  • 1 tblsp white wine vinegar
  • 1 tblsp lime juice
  • 2 tsp demerara sugar
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp mixed spice
  • ¼ tsp freshly ground nutmeg
  • moroccan cous cous
  • 1 cup couscous
  • 1 red and green pepper
  • 2 celery sticks (thinly sliced)
  • 2 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • ½ tsp chilli powder
  • ½ cup raisins
  • 125 ml olive oil
  • 4 tblsp white wine vinegar
  • 1 bunch coriander
  • 1 bunch flat leaf parsley
  • cumin and cucumber yogurt dip
  • 100 ml natural yogurt
  • ¼ tsp cumin powder
  • ¼ cucumber finely chopped
  • tomato and red onion salsa
  • 4 ripe tomatoes (finely chopped)
  • 1 red onion (finely chopped)
  • 1 clove garlic (crushed)
  • 2 tblsp lemon juice
  • 1 tblsp olive oil
  • ½ red chilli (de-seeded)
  • 1 tblsp chopped coriander


  1. Deseed and finely chop the red chillies, then place in a small glass bowl with the oil, garlic, onion, spring, onion, vinegar, lime juice, sugar, thyme, cinnamon, mixed spice and nutmeg, Season and mash with a fork.
  2. Make diagonal slashes on the chicken and place in a non metallic dish. Spoon over marinade and rub into slashes. Cover and refrigerate for up to 8 hours
  3. Preheat oven to 190°C and place chicken on a baking tray for 20-25 minutes.
  4. Cook the couscous according to packet instructions and leave to cool
  5. Dice the celery and add to the couscous. Deseed and dice the peppers and add to the couscous.
  6. Combine the ground coriander, cumin, chilli powder, raisins and oil in a frying pan and warm gently over a moderate heat for 3 minutes. Stir in the vinegar and pour this over the couscous. Finely chop the coriander and parsley and add to the couscous. Season and mix well
  7. To make the yogurt dip finely chop the cucumber and combine with the yogurt and cumin
  8. To make the Tomato and red onion salsa, combine all the above ingredients and season.
  9. To serve, place couscous on a plate with a chicken breast on top. Place salsa around the couscous and serve the yogurt dip in a small bowl on the side of the plate


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