Hello Harissa Chicken with Griddled Vegetable Bulgar
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Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 20-25 mins
Did you know that the courgette is related to the squash? Veg never ceases to amaze us. Courgette blimey it’s good griddled with our high welfare chicken for this smoky number.
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669 kcal
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Ingredients you'll need
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  • A 150g bag of bulgar wheat
  • 1 courgette
  • 2 red onions
  • 2 gem squashes
  • 1 lemon
  • 2 skinless, boneless chicken breast fillets
  • A few pinches of harissa
  • A 150g pot of yogurt
From your kitchen
  • Sea salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 250ml boiling water
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
You'll need
  • A couple of bowls
  • Measuring jug
  • Cling film (optional)
  • Large pan
  • Colander
  • Griddle pan
  • Foil
Step by step this way
  • 1.

    Pop the bulgar wheat in a bowl with a pinch of salt and pepper. Pour in 250 ml boiling water. Cover with cling film or a plate. Set aside to soak.

  • 2.

    Halve the courgette horizontally. Slice each half into thick slices. Peel and slice the onions into thin wedges. Pop the veg in a bowl. Season. Turn the veg to coat in the seasoning.

  • 3.

    Bring a pan of water to the boil. Halve the squashes. Scoop out the seeds. Slice the squashes into wedges around 1 cm thick. Add to the pan of boiling water and simmer for 2 mins. Drain well. Cool under cold running water. Slice the skin off the squashes.

  • 4.

    Slice each chicken breast in half horizontally to make four flat, thin steaks. Stir a good pinch of harissa into 1 tbsp oil and brush all over the chicken steaks. Set your oven to its lowest temperature.

  • 5.

    Heat a griddle pan till it’s hot. Add the chicken steaks (in batches if you need to). Fry for 3-4 mins on each side till charred and cooked through. Pop on a plate. Cover with foil. Put in the oven to keep warm.

  • 6.

    Add ½ tbsp oil to the griddle pan. Fry the squash for 5 mins till it’s charred, turning once or twice. Transfer to a bowl. Bung in the oven to keep warm.

  • 7.

    Add ½ tbsp oil to the griddle pan. Fry the courgette and onions in batches for 2-3 mins till golden on both sides. Add to the squash.

  • 8.

    Finely grate or pare the zest from the lemon. Mix into the yogurt with a pinch of harissa. Juice the lemon. Stir it into the bulgar wheat. Serve the chicken with the griddled veg and bulgar wheat.