Jewelled Chicken Freekeh

Jewelled Chicken Freekeh

Rating
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Prep Time

35 min

Cuisine

Middle Eastern

Use within

5-6 days

This Middle Eastern inspired dish plates up a warm spiced chicken salad made with the super grain freekeh. It's 'jewelled' with cranberries, salted almonds, fresh mint and tangy feta. Tumble it onto a large plate and get everyone to help themselves

Prep Time

35 min

Cuisine

Middle Eastern

Use within

5-6 days

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In Your Box
Ingredients for 2 people (double for 4)
British Chicken thigh fillets x4 2
4 British chicken thigh fillets
dried-cranberries
30g dried cranberries
dried-dill
1 tsp dried dillweed
Feta-cheese
100g traditional feta †
freekeh
130g freekeh †
fresh-mint
10g fresh mint
Shallot
1 shallot
White-wine-vinegar
1 tbsp white wine vinegar †
whole-almonds
30g almonds †
ground-allspice
1 tsp ground allspice
You Will Need
Olive oil, pepper, salt

Nutritional Information*

Percentages are based on an adult's daily intake

  • British chicken thigh fillets
  • Dried cranberries
  • Dried dillweed
  • Traditional Feta cheese<strong>†</strong>
  • Cracked freekeh<strong>†</strong>
  • Mint
  • Shallots
  • White wine vinegar<strong>†</strong>
  • Almonds<strong>†</strong>
  • Ground allspice
Typical Values per 100g per serving
Energy 1025 kJ
244 kcal
3377 kJ
805 kcal
Fat
of which saturates
10.9 g
4.3 g
36 g
14 g
Carbohydrate
of which sugars
17.5 g
4.6 g
57.6 g
15.2 g
Fibre 2.9 g 9.7 g
Protein 19.9 g 65.5 g
Salt 0.46 g 1.5 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 thigh fillets
Dried cranberries
Cranberies, cane sugar, Sunflower oil
Dried dillweed
Traditional Feta cheese
Cracked freekeh
Green Wheat
Mint
Shallots
White wine vinegar
Almonds
whole blanched almonds
Ground allspice
Ground pimento
Allergens
  • Allergens highlighted by † (milk, wheat-gluten, sulphites, nuts)

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 Jewelled Chicken Freekeh

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

Rinse the freekeh under cold water, then add it to a pot with plenty of cold water and bring to the boil over a high heat

Cook for 20-25 min or until tender but with a slight bite

2 Jewelled Chicken Freekeh

Meanwhile, combine the dill and allspice in a large mixing bowl with 1 tbsp [2 tbsp] olive oil and 1/2 tsp [1 tsp] each of salt and pepper, then add the chicken thighs and coat thoroughly

Heat a large wide-based pan (preferably non-stick) over a high heat and once hot, add the chicken and cook on each side for 3 min 

3 Jewelled Chicken Freekeh

Transfer the chicken to a baking tray (use tin foil to avoid mess!) and reserve the pan for step 6

Put the tray in the oven for 10-15 min or until the chicken juices run clear when pierced 

Once cooked, transfer the chicken to a clean board and leave to cool slightly

4 Jewelled Chicken Freekeh

Meanwhile, boil a kettle 

Chop the cranberries coarsely

Add them to a bowl and cover with enough boiled water to cover completely - this helps them become juicy and plump

5 Jewelled Chicken Freekeh

Add the almonds to a separate tray, drizzle them with a little olive oil and place them in the oven for 5 min or until slightly darkened in colour

Once done, remove from the oven and sprinkle with salt

Leave them to cool on the tray

6 Jewelled Chicken Freekeh

Meanwhile, peel and finely chop the shallot[s]

Return the pan to a medium heat and, once hot, add the shallot[s]

Cook for 2-3 min, then add the cooked, drained freekeh and coat in the shallot and chicken oil, then remove from the heat and set aside until serving  

7 Jewelled Chicken Freekeh

Strip the mint leaves from their stalks and chop finely (reserve a little for garnish!)

Break the feta up into rough pieces

Chop the cooled, salted almonds coarsely

Slice the cooked chicken finely with a sharp knife

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Add the drained cranberries, almonds, mint and feta to the freekeh with a drizzle of olive oil and the vinegar and mix gently to combine 

Serve the chicken over the freekeh

Enjoy!

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