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Crispy Chicken With Mushroom & Tarragon Orzo

Crispy Chicken With Mushroom & Tarragon Orzo

Rating
4.5rating out of 5

(1934 reviews from our customers)

Prep Time

35 min

Cuisine

British

This perfectly simple recipe only needs minimal prep before you pop it in the oven – and the result is a real crowd-pleaser! Creamy orzo rich with cheese, fresh tarragon, leek, mushrooms and a savoury chicken stock, crowned with crispy golden chicken. Serve it up family-style and tuck in!

Prep Time

35 min

Cuisine

British

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Ingredients
For 2 people (double for 4)
British Chicken Thighs With Skin on - re-touch
320g British chicken thighs, skin on
chicken stock cube (new 5/18)
1 Knorr chicken stock cube †
garlic-clove
1 garlic clove
Orzo pasta
150g orzo pasta †
Leek
1 leek
fresh-tarragon
5g tarragon
Cheddar-cheese
80g cheddar cheese †
chestnut-mushrooms
160g chestnut mushrooms
You Will Need
Oven-proof dish, olive oil, pepper, salt

Nutritional Information*

Percentages are based on an adult's daily intake

  • 320g British chicken thighs, skin on
  • 1 Knorr chicken stock cube<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 150g orzo pasta<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 1 leek
  • 5g tarragon
  • 40g cheddar cheese<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 160g chestnut mushrooms
Typical Values per 100g per serving
Energy 727 kJ
173 kcal
3604 kJ
860 kcal
Fat
of which saturates
8.8 g
3.4 g
43.9 g
16.8 g
Carbohydrate
of which sugars
12.6 g
1.7 g
62.7 g
8.6 g
Fibre 1.4 g 7 g
Protein 10.6 g 52.8 g
Salt 0.65 g 3.2 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
320g British chicken thighs, skin on
chicken thigh meat (100%)
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, parsley, caramel syrup, antioxidant (extracts of rosemary).
1 garlic clove
garlic
150g orzo pasta
durum wheat semolina (gluten), water
1 leek
leeks
5g tarragon
tarragon(100%)
40g cheddar cheese
pasteurised cows milk, cream, salt, starter culture, vegetarian rennet
160g chestnut mushrooms
chestnut mushrooms
Allergens
  • Allergens highlighted by † (celery, gluten, milk)

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 Crispy Chicken With Mushroom & Tarragon Orzo

Preheat the oven to 220°C/ 200°C (fan)/ 425°F/ Gas 7

Boil a kettle

Add the chicken thighs to a baking tray with a generous drizzle of olive oil and a pinch of salt and pepper

Put the tray in the oven for 30-35 min or until the chicken is cooked through

 

2 Crispy Chicken With Mushroom & Tarragon Orzo

While the chicken is cooking, cut the leek[s] in half lengthways and wash carefully to remove any grit from between the leaves

Slice the leek[s] finely, discarding the tough tops, outer leaves and root end[s]

Peel and finely chop (or grate) the garlic

3 Crispy Chicken With Mushroom & Tarragon Orzo

Rip the chestnut mushrooms into rough pieces

4 Crispy Chicken With Mushroom & Tarragon Orzo

Dissolve the Knorr chicken stock cube[s] in 400ml [800ml] boiled water

5 Crispy Chicken With Mushroom & Tarragon Orzo

Add the orzo pasta, chopped garlic, sliced leek, and chestnut mushrooms to an oven-proof dish

Pour over the chicken stock, making sure all of the orzo is covered

Put the dish in the oven for 20-25 min or until the orzo is tender with a slight bite

6 Crispy Chicken With Mushroom & Tarragon Orzo

Meanwhile, chop the tarragon finely, including the stalks

Grate the cheddar cheese

Use the remaining time to clear up, set the table, have a cup of tea or simply chill!

7 Crispy Chicken With Mushroom & Tarragon Orzo

Once the orzo is cooked, stir half the chopped tarragon and all the grated cheese through the orzo 

Season with a generous pinch of salt and pepper

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Serve the mushroom & tarragon orzo topped with the crispy chicken

Season with a generous grind of black pepper, garnish with the remaining tarragon and drizzle with some olive oil

Enjoy!

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