Index Meals | Chargrilled basil chicken with lentil salad
This recipe for Chargrilled basil chicken thighs with feta, puy green lentil and couscous salad is delicious hot or cold. Good for those avoiding cows milk.
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Chargrilled chicken with lentil salad

About This Recipe

Ingredients

For the marinade:
½ cup of fresh basil leaves, chopped
2 cloves of garlic, crushed
2 tbsp olive oil
Salt and freshly ground pepper

450g of skinless chicken thighs

Feta, green lentil and giant couscous salad:
Vegetable stock cube
½ cup of puy green lentils
½ cup of dried giant couscous
½ red pepper, finely diced
½ yellow pepper, finely diced
50g sun-dried tomatoes, chopped
1 clove of garlic, crushed
Zest of 1 lemon
2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
¼ cup of fresh basil leaves, chopped
¼ cup of fresh parsley leaves, chopped
100g Greek feta (made from Ewe’s milk), cubed
Fresh ground salt and pepper

Instructions

  1. Start by preparing the chicken. Mix all the ingredients for the marinade in a lidded box and add the chicken breasts. Set aside while you make the salad.
  2. Boil some water (about 1½ litres). Crumble in the stock cube, then add the lentils. Boil for 7 minutes, then add the giant couscous and continue to boil for another 7-8 minutes until both are tender to the bite. Drain and refresh in cold water. Shake off any excess water and put the lentil and couscous mix into a large bowl.
  3. Stir in the peppers, garlic and lemon zest. Add a squeeze of the lemon and the olive oil, season to taste and then add the remaining ingredients, stirring gently so as not to break up the cubes of feta.
  4. Heat a char-grill pan, grill or barbecue and cook the chicken for 4-5 minutes on each side, until cooked through.
  5. Can be eaten hot or cold.
Category
Dairy-light
Tags
Basil, Chicken thighs, Extra-virgin olive oil, Feta, Garlic, Giant couscous, Lemon, Lentils, Olive oil, Parsley, Puy green lentils, Puy lentils, Recipe, Red pepper, Sun-dried tomatoes, Vegetable stock, Yellow pepper