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Lemony Basil Chicken & Wheat Berries

Lemony Basil Chicken & Wheat Berries

Rating
4rating out of 5

(1153 reviews from our customers)

Prep Time

20 min

Cuisine

Mediterranean

For a tasty boost of fibre, zinc, calcium, iron and vitamins E and B, serve up lean yet gloriously tender British chicken breast with wheat berries and a fresh basil and citrus drizzle. Yum!

Prep Time

20 min

Cuisine

Mediterranean

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Ingredients
For 2 people (double for 4)
Lemon
1 lemon
garlic-clove
1 garlic clove
basil 3.18
10g basil
Cherry-tomatoes
125g cherry tomatoes
large British chicken breast
1 large British chicken breast fillet
wheat berries
130g wheat berries †
British Asparagus2
120g asparagus spears
Baby-spinach
80g baby leaf spinach
You Will Need
Pestle & mortar, olive oil, pepper, salt

Nutritional Information*

Percentages are based on an adult's daily intake

  • 1 lemon
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 10g basil
  • 125g cherry tomatoes
  • 1 large British chicken breast fillet
  • 130g wheat berries<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 120g asparagus spears
  • 80g baby leaf spinach
Typical Values per 100g per serving
Energy 436 kJ
103 kcal
1897 kJ
448 kcal
Fat
of which saturates
0.9 g
0.2 g
3.9 g
0.9 g
Carbohydrate
of which sugars
12.8 g
1.2 g
55.9 g
5.4 g
Fibre 1.5 g 6.4 g
Protein 11.3 g 49.2 g
Salt 0.06 g 0.26 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 lemon
lemon
1 garlic clove
garlic
10g basil
basil (100%)
125g cherry tomatoes
cherry tomatoes
1 large British chicken breast fillet
chicken breast fillet (100%)
130g wheat berries
wheat berry (gluten)
120g asparagus spears
Asparagus
80g baby leaf spinach
spinach
Allergens
  • Allergens highlighted by † (gluten)

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

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

Boil a kettle

Place your hand flat onto the chicken breast[s]

Slice in half as if you were cutting a burger bun, so you are left with 2 [4] thinner pieces

2

Chop the cherry tomatoes in half

Trim the woody ends off the asparagus

Tip: Alternatively, bend the woody ends of the asparagus until they snap!

Add the chicken breast pieces, chopped cherry tomatoes and asparagus to a baking tray

Drizzle with 1 tbsp [2 tbsp] olive oil and season with a pinch of salt and pepper

3

Put the tray in the oven for 15-20 min or until the chicken is cooked through (no pink meat!) and the vegetables are tender

4

Whilst everything is in the oven, add the wheat berries to a pot with plenty of boiled water and a pinch of salt (the same as you would for pasta)

Cook over a high heat for 12-15 min or until tender with a slight bite

Once cooked, add the baby leaf spinach to the pot, stir it all together, then drain and return to the pot

5

Meanwhile, peel and roughly chop (or grate) the garlic

Chop the basil roughly, including the stalks

Cut the lemon[s] in half

6

Add the chopped garlic (don't like raw garlic? Go easy!) and chopped basil to a pestle and mortar with a generous pinch of salt and grind to a paste

Add 3 tbsp [6 tbsp] olive oil and the juice of 1/2 [1] lemon and give it a good mix up – this is your basil oil

7

Once everything is cooked, add the juices from the roasting tray to the wheat berries and stir it all together

Finely slice the cooked chicken

Cut the remaining lemon into wedges

8

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Serve the sliced chicken with the roasted asparagus and cherry tomatoeswheat berries and lemon wedge to the side

Drizzle the basil oil all over

Enjoy!

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