Middle Eastern Chicken

With roasted cauliflower salad and hummus

Fresh Start Lite 10
Middle Eastern Chicken

This dish will appear in Fresh Start Lite 10 on Sunday, February 25, 2018.


  • ½ bag cauliflower pearls
  • ¾ teaspoon oil, for cooking (or use spray oil)
  • 1 carrot
  • ½ capsicum *
  • 1/3 bag baby spinach *
  • 50g Middle Eastern dressing


  • 275g lean chicken breasts
  • 1 clove garlic
  • ¾ teaspoon oil, for cooking (or use spray oil)
  • 1½ teaspoons chicken spice mix


  • 50g hummus
  • 1 tablespoon coriander leaves and stalks, finely chopped *
  • 1 tablespoon parsley leaves and stalks, finely chopped *
  • 1 Preheat oven to 230°C. Line an oven tray with baking paper. Preheat BBQ grill or hot plate. Prepare herbs. Toss cauliflower pearls and oil on prepared tray and season. Roast for 12-14 minutes until tender and lightly golden. Toss halfway through cooking.
  • 2 While cauliflower roasts, prepare Middle Eastern chicken. Pat chicken dry and cut into steaks. To do this, place your hand on top of chicken breast and use a knife to slice through horizontally to make thin steaks 1.5cm thick. Mince garlic.
  • 3 Heat oil in a medium fry-pan on medium heat, rub chicken with garlic and chicken spice mix and season. Cook chicken for 2-3 minutes each side (depending on thickness), or until cooked through. Alternatively, cook on BBQ. Set aside, covered to rest for 3-5 minutes before slicing thinly reserving any resting juices.
  • 4 Once cauliflower is cooked, allow to cool for about 5 minutes. Peel carrot into ribbons and thinly slice core on an angle and thinly slice capsicum. Place in a medium bowl along with cauliflower, spinach and Middle Eastern dressing. Toss to combine and season to taste.
  • 5 TO SERVE share roasted cauliflower salad between plates. Top with Middle Eastern chicken, drizzle over resting juices (if desired) and dollop over hummus. Sprinkle with chopped herbs.
  • SERVES 2

Nutritional Information

  • Energy: 1481 kj / 354 kcal
  • Protein: 36.3g
  • Carbohydrate: 11.7g
  • Fat: 16.9g


  • Pantry staple
  • * Shared ingredient with another recipe

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