Servings: 4 · Prep Time: 10 mins · Cooking Time: 30 mins
Total Time: 40 mins

Dinner | Lunch

This recipe is great. It's simple, quick to make, great to prep for the week ahead and can be made into a delicious lunch or dinner. Plus, thanks to its subtle spices, this dish is suitable for the whole family. If your veggie intake is lacking or you simply don't get enough fiber in your daily diet, then this recipe is for you. Vegetables are great in many ways. They're full of vitamins and minerals, provide us with many various health benefits and thanks to their high fiber intake, they help promote a good digestive system.


Ingredients for the vegetables

  • Peppers (4, large)
  • Courgette (1, large)
  • Aubergine (1, large)
  • Garlic (1 clove, crushed)
  • Cherry tomatoes (225g)
  • Chopped tomatoes (1x400g tin)
  • Parsley (1 bunch, chopped)
  • Extra virgin olive oil (1 tbsp)
  • Red onion (1, diced)
  • Pepper and salt (to taste)
  • Avocado (1, cut into chunks)
  • Parmesan cheese (1 handful)

Ingredients for the chicken

  • Chicken breast (350g, diced)
  • Cumin seeds (1 tsp)
  • Smoked paprika (1/2 tsp)
  • Harissa (1 tbsp)


Begin by preheating your oven to gas mark 4.
Coat your chicken breasts with the harissa sauce and then in a small bowl, mix together your cumin seeds and paprika and then sprinkle/coat over the chicken. Once done, place in the oven to cook for 25 minutes.
Prep your ratatouille by cutting all your vegetables (minus the avocado) into chunks. Grab a tray, add the vegetables and crushed garlic and drizzle with the olive oil and chopped tomatoes. Finish by flavouring the veg with a little pepper and salt. Once done, pop this in the oven beside your chicken and leave to cook for 30 minutes.
Whilst your chicken and veg cooks, slice your bell peppers in half, de-seed them and then pop them on a baking tray. When you have 5 minutes left of cooking time for your ratatouille, pop the bell peppers in the oven to soften and remove the chicken.
Once your five minutes are up, remove everything from the oven.
Cut your chicken into chunks and then add the avocado to your ratatouille and then stuff the vegetables and chicken into your bell peppers.
Finish by sprinkling with a little extra seasoning and some parmesan cheese (or cheese of choice).