Jamie's chicken skewers

with couscous salad & lemony yoghurt

Jamie's chicken skewers

Jamie's chicken skewers

Serves Serves 2
Time Cooks In35 minutes
DifficultyNot too tricky
Nutrition per serving Plus
  • Calories 645 32%
  • Fat 19.0g 27%
  • Saturates 3.3g 17%
  • Sugars 13.6g 15%
  • Salt 0.9g 15%
  • Protein 45.0g 90%
  • Carbs 75.6g 29%
  • Fibre 3.6g -
Of an adult's reference intake
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  • 150 g green beans
  • 150 g couscous
  • 1 bunch of fresh flat-leaf parsley , (15g)
  • 200 g ripe plum tomatoes
  • ½ a red onion
  • 2 free-range chicken breasts
  • 1 lemon
  • 2 sprigs of fresh rosemary
  • olive oil
  • 200 g fat-free natural yoghurt
  • 25 g cashew nuts
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  1. Fill a medium pan with water and bring to the boil.
  2. Meanwhile, trim and chop the beans into 3cm pieces, then add to the pan. Boil for 3 to 4 minutes, or until tender. Using a slotted spoon, remove the beans to a plate.
  3. Place the couscous into a bowl, pour over 225ml of the boiling water, cover with a plate and set aside.
  4. On a clean board, pick and finely chop the parsley leaves, roughly chop the tomatoes, then peel and finely chop the onion. Fluff up the couscous with a fork, then stir through the parsley leaves, tomatoes, onion, green beans and half the lemon juice.
  5. Place the chicken on a board, cover with a layer of clingfilm and bash gently with the bottom of a heavy pan.
  6. Remove the clingfilm, and finely grate over the lemon zest. Pick and roughly chop the rosemary leaves, then sprinkle over the chicken. Season well with sea salt and black pepper, drizzle with 1 teaspoon of oil, then turn the chicken over in the flavours to coat.
  7. Push 3 skewers horizontally into each chicken breast (if they’re too long, cut the skewers in half).
  8. Squeeze the remaining lemon juice into a bowl, stir in the yoghurt, then season to taste.
  9. Place a medium frying pan on a medium heat and add the nuts. Lightly toast, then transfer to a board and roughly chop.
  10. Return the pan to the heat with 1 tablespoon of oil, add the chicken and fry for 8 to 10 minutes, or until cooked through, turning regularly.
  11. Season the couscous, then spoon onto serving plates adding the chopped nuts in little piles alongside.
  12. On a clean board, slice the chicken between the skewers, then place 3 on each plate. Serve with the yoghurt for dipping and dunking in the crunchy nuts.