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Baked Moroccan Chicken & Spinach Orzo

Baked Moroccan Chicken & Spinach Orzo

Rating
4rating out of 5

(936 reviews from our customers)

Prep Time

45 min

Cuisine

Moroccan

Gently spiced with the mild, rich flavours of Morocco, this simple, low-prep chicken tagine is as delicious as it is easy to make. Baked in the oven with orzo and tomatoes and served with crunchy toasted almonds on top, it's sure to go down a treat with all the family! (Dairy-free: see our FAQs for details).

Prep Time

45 min

Cuisine

Moroccan

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Ingredients
For 2 people (double for 4)
can of chopped tomatoes 1
1 can of chopped tomatoes
Lemon
1 lemon
Red-onion
1 red onion
garlic-clove
2 garlic cloves
fresh-ginger
15g fresh root ginger
British Chicken thigh fillets x4 2
320g British chicken thighs
ground-cumin
1 tsp ground cumin
Ras-el-hanout
1 tbsp ras el hanout
Baby-spinach
80g baby leaf spinach
honey-pot
25g honey
Orzo pasta
100g orzo pasta †
chicken stock cube (new 5/18)
1 chicken stock cube †
flaked almonds
1 bag of flaked almonds †
You Will Need
Pepper, salt, vegetable oil

Nutritional Information*

Percentages are based on an adult's daily intake

  • 1 can of chopped tomatoes (400g)
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 red onion
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 15g fresh root ginger
  • 320g British chicken thighs
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tbsp ras el hanout
  • 80g baby leaf spinach
  • 1 honey pot (25g)
  • 100g orzo pasta<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 1 Knorr chicken stock cube<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 1 bag of flaked almonds (15g)<span class="strong">†</span>
Typical Values per 100g per serving
Energy 445 kJ
106 kcal
2588 kJ
614 kcal
Fat
of which saturates
3.1 g
0.7 g
17.9 g
4.3 g
Carbohydrate
of which sugars
11.8 g
3.6 g
68.6 g
20.8 g
Fibre 1.8 g 10.5 g
Protein 8 g 46.7 g
Salt 0.57 g 3.29 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 can of chopped tomatoes (400g)
chopped tomatoes 99.8%, salt
1 lemon
lemon
1 red onion
red onion
1 garlic clove
garlic
15g fresh root ginger
ginger
320g British chicken thighs
chicken thigh meat (100%)
1 tsp ground cumin
ground cumin
1 tbsp ras el hanout
paprika, coriander, ginger, cumin, cassia cinnamon, turmeric, salt, sugar, chilli powder, black pepper, nutmeg, pimento, rose petals, cardamom
80g baby leaf spinach
spinach
1 honey pot (25g)
blossom honey
100g orzo pasta
durum wheat semolina (gluten), water
1 Knorr chicken stock cube
Salt, potato starch, vegetable fats (palm, shea butter, sal butter), yeast extract, sugar, chicken fat (2%), chicken (1%), spices (turmeric, pepper CELERY seeds), flavourings, onion powder, maltodextrin, lemon juice powder, parsely, caramel syrup, antioxidant (extracts of rosemary).
1 bag of flaked almonds (15g)
almond (NUT)
Allergens
  • Allergens highlighted by † (gluten, celery, nut)

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)
1 Baked Moroccan Chicken & Spinach Orzo

Preheat the oven to 200°C/ 180°C (fan)/ 395°F/ Gas 6

Peel and finely dice the red onion[s]

Peel and finely chop (or grate) the garlic

Peel (scrape the skin off with a teaspoon) the ginger and finely chop (or grate)

2 Baked Moroccan Chicken & Spinach Orzo

Boil a kettle

Chop the chicken thighs in to bite-sized pieces

3 Baked Moroccan Chicken & Spinach Orzo

Dissolve the chicken stock cube[s] in 500ml [800ml] boiled water

Heat a large, wide-based pan with a drizzle of vegetable oil over a medium-high heat

Once hot, add the chopped onion with a pinch of salt and cook for 3-5 min until starting to soften

Add the garlic, ginger, ras el hanout and ground cumin and cook for a further 2 min or until fragrant – this is your onion mix

4 Baked Moroccan Chicken & Spinach Orzo

Add the chopped chicken thighs to the onion mix and cook for a further 3-5 min or until well combined and browned all over 

Meanwhile, chop the lemon[s] in half

5 Baked Moroccan Chicken & Spinach Orzo

Once browned, add the canned tomatoes, chicken stock, lemon juice, orzo and honey

Give everything a good mix up

Transfer to an oven-proof dish, cover with foil and cook in the oven for an initial 20 min

 

 

6 Baked Moroccan Chicken & Spinach Orzo

After the initial 20 min remove from the oven and give everything a good mix up

Return to the oven for the final 15 min or until most of the liquid has reduced, the orzo is tender and the chicken is cooked through (no pink meat!) 

Meanwhile, heat a dry pan over a high heat 

Once hot, add the flaked almonds and cook for 1-2 min or until golden brown

7 Baked Moroccan Chicken & Spinach Orzo

Wash and pat the baby leaf spinach dry

Once the chicken and orzo is done add the baby spinach to the dish and season with salt and pepper – this is your One-Pot Moroccan Chicken & Spinach Orzo

 

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Garnish with the toasted flaked almonds

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