Moroccan Chicken with Tomato Dressing

Serves: 4
Preparation time: 25 mins
Cooking time: 15 mins


  • 4 chicken breasts, skin on if preferred

Moroccan Marinade:

  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • Large handful of fresh coriander, chopped
  • 1 small onion, very finely chopped
  • 1 red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped
  • 2 plump garlic cloves, crushed
  • 8 tbsp Filippo Berio Olive Oil
  • 1 lemon, juice only
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Tomato Dressing:

  • 100ml Filippo Berio Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 3 tbsp roughly chopped chives
  • 1 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 350g vine-ripened tomatoes, halved
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper


Slash the chicken breasts 3 times with a sharp knife and put into a glass dish.

To prepare the Moroccan marinade, heat a small heavy-based pan on the hob and add the cumin seeds. Shake them around for a few seconds until their aroma rises. Remove from the heat and crush roughly using a mortar and pestle. Put the seeds into a bowl with the coriander, onion, chilli, garlic, olive oil and lemon juice.Add salt and pepper to taste and mix all the ingredients together well. Pour over the chicken, cover and refrigerate overnight.

To make the tomato dressing, pour the Extra Virgin Olive Oil into a blender or food processor, add the chives and vinegar and blend until smooth. Scrape the mixture into a bowl.

Remove the seeds from tomatoes then chop. Add to the dressing and season.

Cook the chicken on a medium hot barbecue for about 6-7 minutes on each side or until cooked through, brush with the marinade during cooking. Serve with the tomato dressing.