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Peri-peri chicken with Spanish-style rice

The paprika and peppers give this hot peri-peri dish lots of sweet and smoky flavour – all for under 400 calories per serving.

Serves 4

Prep Time 15 min

Cooking Time 20 min


  • 4 x 125g skinless chicken breast fillets
  • 5tbsp hot peri-peri marinade
  • Spray cooking oil
  • 3 courgettes, thinly sliced lengthways
  • 1tbsp olive oil
  • 1 red onion, finely chopped
  • 2 large peppers (1 red, 1 yellow), finely chopped
  • 2tsp smoked paprika
  • 2 x 250g packs ready to heat brown rice
  • 5tbsp chopped fresh coriander leaves


  1. Cut each chicken breast in half horizontally to form 2 small fillets,
    then put in a food bag with the peri-peri marinade. Massage to coat the chicken thoroughly, then set aside.
  2. Spray a griddle pan with oil and set over a high heat, then cook the courgettes for 1–2 min on each side until charred and tender. Set aside and keep warm,
  3. Reheat the griddle pan over a medium-high heat and spray with
    more oil, then cook the chicken for 3–4 min on each side until browned and cooked through.
  4. Meanwhile, heat the olive oil in a medium non-stick frying pan over a medium-high heat. Cook the onion and peppers, stirring, for 5 min or until golden. Add the paprika and cook, stirring, for 2 min or until fragrant. Add the rice and 4tbsp water and stir-fry until piping hot. Stir in the coriander.
  5. Serve the chicken with the rice mixture and courgettes.

Nutrition per serving

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390 37g 7.2g 37g 5.9g 6.9g 37g 63mg 41.1g 2.6mg

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