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10-Min Jewelled Chicken, Pistachio & Cranberry Pilaf

10-Min Jewelled Chicken, Pistachio & Cranberry Pilaf

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Prep Time

10 min

Cuisine

Middle Eastern

For quick festive flavour, this Persian-inspired pilaf is perfect. You'll sizzle chicken in roasted garlic and warm spices, before adding spinach, cranberries and pistachios for crunch.

Prep Time

10 min

Cuisine

Middle Eastern

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Ingredients
For 2 people (double for 4)
dried-cranberries
1 bag of dried cranberries (30g)
Pistachio-nuts
1 bag of pistachio nuts (25g) †
ground-cumin
1 tsp ground cumin
Baby-spinach
120g baby leaf spinach
Soy sauce sachet new
1 soy sauce sachet (30ml) †
turmeric
1/2 tsp ground turmeric
basmati-rice
300g steamed white basmati rice
garlic paste sachet
1 roasted garlic paste sachet (15g)
250g British diced chicken thigh
250g British diced chicken thigh
You Will Need
Microwave, butter, pepper, salt

Nutritional Information*

Percentages are based on an adult's daily intake

  • 1 bag of dried cranberries (30g)
  • 1 bag of pistachio nuts (25g)<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 120g baby leaf spinach
  • 1 soy sauce sachet (30ml)<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 1/2 tsp ground turmeric
  • 300g steamed white basmati rice
  • 1 roasted garlic paste sachet (15g)
  • 250g British diced chicken thigh
Typical Values per 100g per serving
Energy 569 kJ
135 kcal
2204 kJ
523 kcal
Fat
of which saturates
3.7 g
0.7 g
14.1 g
2.6 g
Carbohydrate
of which sugars
15 g
3.4 g
58.2 g
13 g
Fibre 1.7 g 6.4 g
Protein 9.9 g 38.3 g
Salt 0.69 g 2.68 g
*Gousto’s nutritional information only applies to ingredients supplied by Gousto. The cooking process and additional ingredients added at home (listed under “What you’ll need”) will affect total values.
Ingredients contain
1 bag of dried cranberries (30g)
cranberries, sugar, sunflower oil
1 bag of pistachio nuts (25g)
pistachio nut (100%). May contain peanut, sesame & other nuts
1 tsp ground cumin
ground cumin
120g baby leaf spinach
spinach
1 soy sauce sachet (30ml)
water, soya bean, wheat (gluten), salt, alcohol (ethanol)
1/2 tsp ground turmeric
turmeric(100%)
300g steamed white basmati rice
Water (61.33%), basmati rice(36.67%), sunflower oil
1 roasted garlic paste sachet (15g)
Oven roasted garlic puree (70%), sunflower oil, sugar, salt, acidity regulator (citric acid), stabiliser (xanthan gum), humectant (calcium chloride), preservative (potassium sorbate)
250g British diced chicken thigh
Chicken thigh meat
Allergens
  • Allergens highlighted by † (nut, gluten, soya)

In addition to the recipe specific allergen information provided, due to production and packing methods Gousto boxes may also contain low levels of the following allergens: Cereals containing gluten; Crustaceans; Eggs; Fish; Peanuts; Soya; Milk; Nuts: almonds, hazelnuts, walnuts, cashews ,pecan nuts ,brazil nuts, pistachio nuts, macadamia nuts; Celery; Sesame; Sulphur dioxide and Sulphites; Lupin; Molluscs; Mustard.

Cooking Instructions
Instructions for 2 people (double for 4)
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Before you begin...

Get all your ingredients and equipment ready

Skim through these steps, then wash your fruit and veg

Note: Equipment and pan sizes vary. Make sure you cook food thoroughly (even if it takes you a little longer than 10 mins)

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Now, let's get started!

Heat a large, wide-based pan (preferably non-stick) with a generous knob of butter over a high heat

Once melted, add the diced chicken thigh with a pinch of salt and pepper and cook for 3-4 min

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Add the ground cuminturmeric and roasted garlic paste to the pan and cook for 30 secs or until fragrant

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Meanwhile, squeeze the pouch[es] of the steamed white basmati rice to separate the grains

Tear the top corner of the pouch[es] (just a little!) and microwave for 2 min or until piping hot

Tip: If you're cooking two pouches, pop them in together but increase the microwave cook time accordingly

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Add the dried cranberries to the pan and cook for 30 secs further

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Wash the spinach, then add it to the pan along with the soy sauce and cook for 2-3 min further or until the spinach is starting to wilt and the chicken is cooked through (no pink meat!)

Note: Please make sure you cook your chicken thoroughly (until piping hot!) as cooking equipment varies

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Add the steamed basmati rice to the pan and give everything a good mix up

Cook for 30 secs further or until the rice is completed coated in all the spices – this is your jewelled chicken & cranberry pilaf

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Set the jewelled chicken & cranberry pilaf in the centre of the table, ready to share

Garnish with the pistachio nuts

Enjoy!

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