Get this vibrant Portuguese dish on the table in no time! Bring on the peri peri flavour – pan-fry diced chicken and pre-cooked rice with Romano pepper, smoky paprika, turmeric and plenty of chilli. Finish with an extra squeeze of lemon, for a fresh zing! (Gluten and dairy-free, suitable for coeliacs).
Percentages are based on an adult's daily intake
|Typical Values||per 100g||per serving|
of which saturates
of which sugars
|Fibre||1.2 g||4.4 g|
|Protein||8.9 g||34 g|
|Salt||0.83 g||3.17 g|
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.
Before you begin...
Get all your ingredients and equipment ready
Skim through these steps
Wash your fruit and veg
Note: equipment and pan sizes vary. Ensure you cook food thoroughly (even if it takes you a little longer than 10 mins)
Now, let's get started!
Boil a kettle
Heat a large, wide-based pan (preferably non-stick) with a drizzle of olive oil over a medium-high heat
Meanwhile, cut the Romano pepper[s] in half lengthways (scrape the seeds and pith out with a teaspoon) and slice finely
Once hot, add the diced chicken and sliced pepper to the pan and cook for 3 min
Meanwhile, microwave the steamed pure basmati rice according to packet instructions
Tip: if you're cooking two packets, pop them in together but increase the microwave cook time accordingly!
Slice the spring onions finely
Dissolve 1/2  chicken stock cube in 150ml [250ml] boiled water
Add the garlic paste, dried oregano, smoked paprika, ground turmeric, chilli flakes (Can't handle the heat? Go easy!) and chipotle paste (Can't handle the heat? Go easy!) to the pan and cook for 30 sec
Add the heated rice, chicken stock and the juice of 1/2  lemon and give everything a good mix up
Cook for 1-2 min further or until the liquid has absorbed and the chicken is cooked through
Note: please ensure you cook your chicken thoroughly (until there’s no pink meat and it’s piping hot!) as cooking equipment varies
Meanwhile, cut the remaining lemon into wedges
Set the peri peri chicken rice in the centre of the table, ready to share
Season with a grind of black pepper
Garnish with the sliced spring onion and lemon wedges and let everyone dig in