Fragrant Baked Chicken, Rice & Dal

Fragrant Baked Chicken, Rice & Dal

Rating
4.00rating out of 5

(628 reviews from our customers)

Prep Time

45 min

Cuisine

Indian

Use within

5-6 days

We like to think of the combination of this Fragrant Chicken, Rice and Dal as the Indian equivalent of a Sunday roast. It's nutritionally balanced and has gentle warmth from background spices, creating something comforting and family friendly. This version bakes the chicken and rice together - snugly!

Prep Time

45 min

Cuisine

Indian

Use within

5-6 days

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In Your Box
Ingredients for 2 people (double for 4)
British Chicken Thighs With Skin on - re-touch
4 British chicken thighs
basmati-rice
75g fragrant basmati rice
Onion
1 onion
Chicken-stock-cube
1 chicken stock cube
Courgette
1 courgette
kaffir-lime-leaves-(1)
3 dried kaffir lime leaves
garlic-clove
1 garlic clove
Red-lentils
100g red split lentils
Red-pepper
1 red pepper
ground-cumin
1 tbsp ground cumin seeds
turmeric
1 tsp bright yellow turmeric
You Will Need
Oven-proof dish, tin foil, pepper, salt, vegetable oil

Nutritional Information*

Percentages are based on an adult's daily intake

  • British chicken thighs
  • basmati rice
  • brown onion
  • chicken stock cube
  • courgette
  • dried kaffir lime leaves
  • garlic clove
  • red lentils
  • red pepper
  • ground cumin
  • ground turmeric
Typical Values per 100g per serving
Energy 580 kJ
139 kcal
3223 kJ
770 kcal
Fat
of which saturates
5.2 g
1.3 g
28.9 g
7.4 g
Carbohydrate
of which sugars
13.6 g
2.4 g
75.8 g
13.3 g
Fibre 0.1 g 0.6 g
Protein 9.8 g 54.4 g
Salt 0.07 g 0.4 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
British chicken thighs
basmati rice
brown onion
chicken stock cube
Sea salt, starch, glucose syrup, sustainable palm oil, raw cane sugar, yeast extract, 2,5% chicken meat powder, 2,5% chicken fat, natural flavouring, roasted onions, turmeric, pepper, parsley, rosemary
courgette
dried kaffir lime leaves
garlic clove
red lentils
red pepper
ground cumin
ground turmeric

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 Fragrant Baked Chicken, Rice & Dal

Preheat the oven to 180°C/ 160°C (fan)/ 400°F/ Gas 6

Peel and finely slice half the [whole] onion

Finely dice the remaining (see picture) 

2 Fragrant Baked Chicken, Rice & Dal

Combine the chicken, sliced onion and half the cumin in a mixing bowl with a generous pinch of pepper and 1 tbsp [2 tbsp] vegetable oil

Crumble in the stock cube[s] and mix very thoroughly with clean hands to coat the chicken and onions evenly

Heat a large, wide-based pan (with a matching lid) over a medium-high heat with 2 tbsp [4 tbsp] vegetable oil

3 Fragrant Baked Chicken, Rice & Dal

Once hot, add the chicken mixture and cook for 6-8 min, turning the chicken halfway, or until nicely browned on both sides

Meanwhile, chop the courgette[s] into thick discs, discarding the root end[s]

Add the basmati rice, kaffir lime leaves, courgettes and 175ml [350ml] cold water to the pan with a generous pinch of salt and pepper

4 Fragrant Baked Chicken, Rice & Dal

Scrape the bottom of the pan, then transfer the lot to a lightly oiled, oven-safe casserole dish

Cover tightly with foil and place in the oven for 30 min or until the chicken is cooked through

Reserve the pan for the next step

5 Fragrant Baked Chicken, Rice & Dal

Return the pan to a medium heat with 1 tbsp [2 tbsp] vegetable oil

Once hot, add the diced onions and cook for 3-4 min

Meanwhile, deseed the pepper[s] (scrape the seeds and pith out with a teaspoon) and finely dice

Peel and finely chop (or grate) the garlic

6 Fragrant Baked Chicken, Rice & Dal

Add the peppers and garlic to the onions and cook for a further 4-5 min until everything is soft and the onions are translucent

Add the remaining cumin, turmeric and red lentils with 300ml [600ml] cold water and a pinch of pepper and stir to combine

Reduce the heat to low, cover and cook for a further 10-15 min

7 Fragrant Baked Chicken, Rice & Dal

Your lentils are cooked when they are soft and have broken down (add more water if the dal becomes too dry)

Once cooked, remove from the heat and season generously with salt and pepper 

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Tip: Be careful when removing the tin foil from the chicken and rice as steam will escape!

Serve the chicken and rice along side the dal

Enjoy!

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