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Jewelled Chicken Freekeh

Jewelled Chicken Freekeh

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Prep Time

35 min


Middle Eastern

This Middle Eastern-inspired chicken is made with cranberries, almonds and the super grain freekeh. Once you've tossed them all together, tumble it onto a plate and let everyone help themselves!

Prep Time

35 min


Middle Eastern

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For 2 people (double for 4)
1 shallot
1 bag of dried cranberries (30g)
10g mint
British Chicken thigh fillets x4 2
320g British chicken thighs
1 bag of blanched almonds (25g) †
1 tsp ground allspice
5g dill
1 white wine vinegar sachet (15ml)
130g freekeh †
30g Greek feta cheese
100g feta cheese †
You Will Need
Olive oil, pepper, salt

Nutritional Information*

Percentages are based on an adult's daily intake

  • 1 shallot
  • 1 bag of dried cranberries (30g)
  • 10g mint
  • 320g British chicken thighs
  • 1 bag of blanched almonds (25g)<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 1 tsp ground allspice
  • 5g dill
  • 1 white wine vinegar sachet (15ml)
  • 130g cracked freekeh<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 100g feta cheese<span class="strong">†</span>
Typical Values per 100g per serving
Energy 971 kJ
232 kcal
3194 kJ
765 kcal
of which saturates
10.2 g
3.9 g
33.4 g
12.8 g
of which sugars
16.1 g
3.7 g
52.9 g
12.2 g
Fibre 4.6 g 15.2 g
Protein 16.5 g 54.4 g
Salt 0.5 g 1.65 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 shallot
1 bag of dried cranberries (30g)
cranberries, sugar, sunflower oil
10g mint
mint (100%)
320g British chicken thighs
chicken thigh meat (100%)
1 bag of blanched almonds (25g)
whole blanched almond (nut) 100%. May contain peanut, sesame & other nuts.
1 tsp ground allspice
ground allspice pimento
5g dill
dill (100%)
1 white wine vinegar sachet (15ml)
white wine vinegar
130g cracked freekeh
Cracked wheat (bulgur), freekeh
100g feta cheese
Sheep milk, goat milk, salt, starter culture, microbial rennet
  • Allergens highlighted by † (nut, 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 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, then drain and return to the pot

2 Jewelled Chicken Freekeh

Meanwhile, combine the ground 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

Once hot, add the coated chicken thighs and cook on each side for 3 min

3 Jewelled Chicken Freekeh

Transfer the chicken thighs to a baking tray and reserve the pan for step 6

Put the tray in the oven for 10-15 min or until cooked through (no pink meat!)

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

4 Jewelled Chicken Freekeh

While the chicken is cooking, boil half a kettle

Chop the dried 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 blanched 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

Whilst the nuts are cooling, peel and finely chop the shallot[s]

Return the reserved pan to a medium heat, once hot, add the chopped shallot

Cook for 2-3 min, then add the cooked freekeh, coating all the grains in the oil

Remove from the heat and set aside until serving

7 Jewelled Chicken Freekeh

Strip the mint leaves and dill leaves from their stalks and chop finely

Crumble the feta

Chop the cooled almonds coarsely

Drain the cranberries

Finely slice the cooked chicken thighs


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Add the drained cranberries, almonds, mint, dill and feta to the freekeh with a drizzle of olive oil and the white wine vinegar and mix gently to combine – this is your jewelled freekeh

Serve the sliced chicken over the jewelled freekeh


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