Super Chicken Harissa Quinoa

Happy Friday Everyone!

I didn’t get a place in the Adidas night run during the week which was really disappointing but I have read that it was a huge success. Did any of you guys manage to get a place?

Nevertheless it didn’t stop me from getting out for a run on Wednesday. I really can’t wait for the clocks to go forward ( well kinda) so that the evenings are brighter and I can go for a run without looking like a traffic light!

Tonight I have a new recipe for you tried and tested this evening! If you like your superfoods you are definitely going to like this one.

Harissa Chicken Quinoa (Serves 2)

  • Low Cal Olive Oil spray
  • 1 onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 chicken breasts, diced
  • 100g mushrooms, diced
  • 1-2 tbsp harissa paste, plus extra to serve



  • 5 dried apricots
  • 110g can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 25g Lentils
  • Chopped fresh coriander to serve (optional)
  • 65g Quinoa
  • 200ml hot chicken stock


  1. Cook the quinoa in the chicken stock for 15 mins until tender, adding the apricots and lentils for the final 5 mins.
  2. While the quinoa is cooking spray a large frying pan with low calorie spray and cook the onion for 1-2 mins just until softened then add the mushrooms until cooked.Add the chicken and fry for 7-10 mins until cooked through and the onions have turned golden.
  3. Stir through the harissa to coat everything and cook for 1 min more.
  4. When the chicken is cooked, the quinoa should be ready ( soaked up the majority of the stock)
  5. Add in the apricots, chickpeas and quinoa to the pan containing the chicken
  6. Cover with a lid and allow to simmer for 5 minutes
  7. Scatter over the coriander to serve. Serve with extra harissa, if you like.

If you try it as always let me know and tag me in a picture!

Lots of Love





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