Lunch Quick meals Recipes

Chicken Souvlakis With Roasted Pepper Hummus

21st May 2017

By Amy McDonnell | Published on May 21, 2017

Reinvigorate chicken from the doldrums of boring and repetitive taste sensations using this take everywhere recipe that makes it the perfect lunch box filler.



• 400g chicken thighs, boneless, skinless

• 1g dried oregano

• 1g pepper

• 3g salt

• 30ml olive oil

• 15ml lemon juice

• Zest of 1 lemon

• 3 whole-wheat tortillas

• 100g garbanzo beans

• 100g roasted bell pepper

• 5g garlic, crushed

• 30ml lemon juice

• 30ml olive oil

• 1g paprika

• Sprinkle of salt and pepper



1: Cut chicken thigh fillets into cubes. Most guys choose breasts but you’ll get a bigger dose of unsaturated than saturated fats, and Harvard University found the former will help you live a longer, more flavorful life.

2: In a bowl, combine the olive oil, lemon juice, lemon zest, dried oregano, salt and pepper. Add in the chicken and toss. The lemon’s rich in vitamin C that’ll reduce your risks of heart disease, cancer and workout stiffness.

3: Thread chicken on to the skewers and cook in a grill pan for four minutes per side. The ridges will allow the excess fat to drip off, so it becomes satisfyingly crispy, but without that nasty excess oil.

4: Prepare the hummus by adding all the ingredients to a food processor and pulsing. Eating about ¾ of a cup of chickpeas, lentils or beans daily creates a weight loss of about half a pound.

5: Serve with warm wheat tortillas. It’s a great meal you can pack up and take to work for a satisfying meal rich in good fats that’ll help you fend off the urge to tackle the 4pm cookie hankerings.


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