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Reach Recipe: Harissa Chicken Parcels

These spicy harissa chicken parcels are perfect for an office lunch or summer day in the garden.

2 chicken breasts (approximately 380g)
2 tbsps harissa paste
1 tbsp tahini
juice of 1 lemon
pinch of salt
large handful lettuce leaves (any variety)
handful baby plum tomatoes
1 stick celery, sliced

Place the chicken breasts in a bowl and add the harissa paste. Mix well to coat the chicken.
Refrigerate for 2 or more hours to marinate.
Preheat oven to 200˚C/400˚F.
Line a tray with a sheet of foil, large enough to wrap around the chicken.
Place each chicken breast on the foil then bring the sides of the foil over the chicken to
seal loosely in a parcel.
Oven bake for 20-30 minutes or until the chicken is cooked thoroughly.
In a small bowl mix the lemon juice, tahini and salt. Add a little cold water if the mixture is
too thick.
In a bowl, assemble the salad leaves, tomatoes and celery and spoon on the tahini
Slice the chicken and place on top.

Store any leftover chicken in an airtight container and refrigerate for up to 3 days.
Store any leftover salad in an airtight container and refrigerate for up to 1 day.

Serves 2
Per serving:
291 calories
7g fat
7g carbs
50g protein

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Dan Sroda
Personal Trainer at Reach Personal Training
Dan Sroda is a Personal Trainer based in Birstall, serving Leeds and Bradford.

As the owner and lead trainer at Reach Personal Training, I am responsible for the philosophy of the business and overseeing client programmes.

My mission is for Reach Personal Training to be synonymous with a long-term, real-life approach to health and fitness. We help our clients to integrate health and fitness into their busy lives. We don't do fads. We don't do crash diets. We do "Fitness For Life".

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