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Sweet Tahini Chicken

Sweet Tahini Chicken

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Prep Time

25 min



This warming dish of chicken and couscous reminds us of a Middle Eastern-inspired barbeque; laden with plates stacked high with chicken and salad.

Prep Time

25 min



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For 2 people (double for 4)
1 red onion
150g giant couscous
1 lime
1 garlic clove
1 soy sauce sachet †
10g fresh mint
1/2 cucumber
2 tbsp tahini paste †
British Chicken thigh fillets x4 2
4 British chicken thigh fillets
1 tsp baharat
1 honey pot
You Will Need
Olive oil, pepper, salt

Nutritional Information*

Percentages are based on an adult's daily intake

  • 1 red onion
  • 150g giant couscous
  • 1 lime
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 soy sauce sachet (8ml)<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 10g mint
  • 1/2 cucumber
  • 2 tbsp tahini<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 320g British chicken thighs
  • 1 tsp baharat
  • 1 pot of honey (25g)
Typical Values per 100g per serving
Energy 663 kJ
158 kcal
3023 kJ
720 kcal
of which saturates
5.8 g
1.2 g
26.5 g
5.5 g
of which sugars
16.1 g
3.3 g
73.5 g
15.3 g
Fibre 1.2 g 5.7 g
Protein 10.5 g 47.7 g
Salt 0.16 g 0.74 g
*Gousto’s nutritional information only applies to ingredients supplied by Gousto. The cooking process and additional ingredients added at home (listed under “What you’ll need”) will affect total values.
Ingredients contain
1 red onion
red onion
150g giant couscous
wheat flour (gluten), water
1 lime
1 garlic clove
1 soy sauce sachet (8ml)
water, soya bean, wheat (gluten), salt, alcohol (ethanol)
10g mint
mint (100%)
1/2 cucumber
2 tbsp tahini
320g British chicken thighs
chicken thigh meat (100%)
1 tsp baharat
pepper, cumin, coriander, clove, cardamom, paprika, cinnamon, nutmeg
1 pot of honey (25g)
blossom honey
  • Allergens highlighted by † (gluten, soya, sesame)

In addition to the recipe specific allergen information provided, due to production and packing methods Gousto boxes may also contain low levels of the following allergens: Cereals containing gluten; Crustaceans; Eggs; Fish; Peanuts; Soya; Milk; Nuts: almonds, hazelnuts, walnuts, cashews ,pecan nuts ,brazil nuts, pistachio nuts, macadamia nuts; Celery; Sesame; Sulphur dioxide and Sulphites; Lupin; Molluscs; Mustard.

Cooking Instructions
Instructions for 2 people (double for 4)
1 Sweet Tahini Chicken

Preheat the grill to high

Place the chicken thighs on an oven tray

Coat the chicken thighs in the baharat, 1 tbsp (2 tbsp) of olive oil and season to your taste with salt and pepper

Set aside for step 3

2 Sweet Tahini Chicken

Cut the cucumber in half lengthways, scrape out the seeds using a teaspoon and slice finely

Peel the onion(s), cut in half and slice finely

Put the onion and cucumber in a bowl, sprinkle with a generous pinch of salt, mix well and set aside

3 Sweet Tahini Chicken

Boil a kettle (used in step 4)

Grill the chicken thighs for 12-14 min or until cooked through

Tip: You want the thighs to be slightly charred to accentuate the flavours of the baharat

4 Sweet Tahini Chicken

Meanwhile, bring a pot of salted water to a boil, add the couscous and cook with the lid on for 6-8 min or until tender, then drain

Peel and chop the garlic finely

Chop the mint finely

Grate the zest of the lime(s)

5 Sweet Tahini Chicken

Mix together the tahini, honey, soy sauce, garlic, lime zest, juice of the whole lime(s) and 1 tbsp (2 tbsp) of olive oil to form a dressing

6 Sweet Tahini Chicken

Once the couscous is ready, take small handfuls of the onion and cucumber and squeeze out the excess liquid

Tip: A lot of water will have been drawn out by the salt so squeeze quite hard

7 Sweet Tahini Chicken

Mix together the couscous, onion, cucumber, mint (saving a pinch for garnish) and half the dressing


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Serve the chicken on a bed of couscous, top with a dollop of sweet tahini dressing and the remaining mint


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