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Chicken Meal Prep Recipes | 3-Day Harissa Chicken & Tabbouleh

Chicken Meal Prep Recipes | 3-Day Harissa Chicken & Tabbouleh
Jennifer Blow
Editor & Qualified Nutritionist6 years ago
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Upgrade your chicken meal prep recipes with this batch prep harissa chicken.
Looking for something new for lunch? Liven up your chicken meal prep recipes with this quick harissa chicken and tabbouleh – packed with protein, healthy carbohydrates and essential vitamins and minerals.

3 Meals

Chicken meal prep recipes


  • 50 g harissa paste
  • 1 tsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 pinch seal salt
  • 3 x chicken breast (try skin-on for extra flavour)
  • 180 g bulgar wheat or couscous (dry weight)
  • 40 g parsley (stems and leaves)
  • 20 g mint leaves
  • 6-8 x spring onions
  • 1/2 a cucumber
  • 4 x tomatoes
  • 6 tbsp Greek yoghurt
  • 1/2 a lemon (juice and zest)
  • 1 clove of garlic (minced)
  • 1 pinch of sea salt
  • 1 handful of pomegranate seeds (optional)



For the chicken: Preheat the oven to 190°C. In a small bowl, mix the harissa paste, olive oil, and a pinch of salt.


Score the tops of the chicken breasts with a sharp knife, then rub the harissa mixture over the chicken breasts and into the score lines.


Whilst waiting, make the tabbouleh. Cook bulgar wheat or couscous according to the directions on the back of the pack. Once cooked, drain, pour into a large mixing bowl and separate the grains with a fork. Allow to cool.


Finely chop the parsley, mint leaves, spring onions, cucumber and


For the dressing: Simply combine the Greek yoghurt, lemon juice and zest, minced garlic, and sea salt in a bowl.


Once all components are ready, divide amongst three Tupperware containers. Allow to cool, then refrigerate and store for up to 3 days.

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Jennifer Blow
Editor & Qualified Nutritionist
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Jennifer Blow has a Bachelor’s of Science in Nutritional Science and a Master’s of Science by Research in Nutrition, and now specialises in the use of sports supplements for health and fitness, underpinned by evidence-based research.

Jennifer has been quoted or mentioned as a nutritionist in major online publications including Vogue, Elle, and Grazia, for her expertise in nutritional science for exercise and healthy living.

Her experience spans from working with the NHS on dietary intervention trials, to specific scientific research into omega-3 fatty acid supplementation and also the effect of fast foods on health, which she has presented at the annual Nutrition Society Conference. Jennifer is involved in many continuing professional development events to ensure her practise remains at the highest level. Find out more about Jennifer’s experience here.

In her spare time, Jennifer loves hill walking and cycling, and in her posts you’ll see that she loves proving healthy eating doesn’t mean a lifetime of hunger.