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Grilled chicken thighs with chickpea salad

SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
1 hr
20 min
40 min
The warm weather makes it a great excuse to fire up the barbie and do some aromatic grilling. Cooking with spices adds great flavour without added fat.


Olive Oil

1 tablespoons

Cumin seeds

1½ teaspoons, level

Coriander, Dried

1 teaspoons, level

Ground Cumin

2 teaspoons, level


2 teaspoons, heaped

Chicken Thigh, Skinless, Boneless, raw

600 g, halved

Green Beans

300 g, ends trimmed, halved

Chickpeas, cooked

400 g, drained and rinsed

Cherry Tomatoes

250 g, halved


1 tablespoons, rind, finely chopped (1 piece preserved lemon)


2 medium, ends trimmed, finely sliced on diagonal

Mint, Fresh

1 teaspoons

Coriander, fresh

1 teaspoons, chopped

Fat Free Salad Dressing

2 tablespoons, (French)


½ tablespoons


1 medium, cut into wedges


  1. Combine 2 tsp oil, cumin seeds, ground coriander, 1 tsp ground cumin and 1 tsp honey together in a medium size bowl. Add chicken and season well with salt and pepper. Toss well to coat. Allow to marinate for a minimum of 30 minutes, or ideally overnight.
  2. Meanwhile, bring a small saucepan of salted water to the boil. Add beans and cook for 2 minutes, or until tender crisp. Remove from heat and refresh under cold running water. Drain well.
  3. Place beans in a large bowl. Add chickpeas, tomatoes, preserved lemon, shallots, mint, coriander, remaining honey, ground cumin, remaining oil and dressing. Season to taste with salt and pepper and toss well to combine. Set aside for 30 minutes for flavours to develop.
  4. Meanwhile preheat grill to high. Cook chicken thighs for 5 minutes each side, or until cooked through. Season with salt and pepper and transfer to a plate. Cover loosely with foil and set aside to rest for 5 minutes. Serve chicken with salad, tzatziki and lemon wedges.


Any leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for 1-2 days and can be enjoyed hot or cold. This is great to pack on a picnic for an easy and fun day out!