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Lemony Chicken, Courgette & Chilli-Mint Spelt Salad

Lemony Chicken, Courgette & Chilli-Mint Spelt Salad

Rating
4rating out of 5

(208 reviews from our customers)

Prep Time

30 min

Cuisine

British

For this deliciously zingy salad you'll mix lemony chicken and courgette ribbons through lamb's lettuce, mint leaves and spelt, an ancient grain. Crunchy pumpkin seeds add texture, whilst the punchy chilli, lemon and fresh mint dressing will make the whole dish sing! (Dairy-free: see our FAQs for details).

Prep Time

30 min

Cuisine

British

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Ingredients
For 2 people (double for 4)
Lemon
1 lemon
Red-chilli
1 red chilli
garlic-clove
1 garlic clove
fresh-mint
10g mint
Courgette
1 courgette
Corn-lettuce
100g lamb's lettuce
large British chicken breast
1 large British chicken breast fillet
Spelt
120g spelt †
Pumpkin Seeds
15g pumpkin seeds
You Will Need
Olive oil, pepper, salt

Nutritional Information*

Percentages are based on an adult's daily intake

  • 1 lemon
  • 1 red chilli
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 10g mint
  • 1 courgette
  • 100g lamb's lettuce
  • 1 large British chicken breast fillet
  • 120g spelt<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 1 bag of pumpkin seeds (15g)
Typical Values per 100g per serving
Energy 454 kJ
107 kcal
1885 kJ
445 kcal
Fat
of which saturates
1.7 g
0.3 g
7.1 g
1.2 g
Carbohydrate
of which sugars
12.6 g
1.2 g
52.4 g
4.8 g
Fibre 1.4 g 5.7 g
Protein 12 g 50 g
Salt 0.08 g 0.33 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 red chilli
red chilli
1 garlic clove
garlic
10g mint
mint(100%)
1 courgette
courgette
100g lamb's lettuce
1 large British chicken breast fillet
chicken breast fillet (100%)
120g spelt
spelt (wheat gluten)
1 bag of pumpkin seeds (15g)
pumpkin seeds
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 Lemony Chicken, Courgette & Chilli-Mint Spelt Salad

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

Boil a kettle

Add the spelt to a pot of boiled water over a high heat

Cook for 15-20 min or until cooked through but with a slight bite

Once cooked, drain and rinse under cold water until cool

2 Lemony Chicken, Courgette & Chilli-Mint Spelt Salad

Meanwhile, zest the lemon[s] into a bowl

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 two thinner pieces

Add the sliced chicken to the bowl of lemon zest with 1 tsp [2 tsp] olive oil and a pinch of salt and pepper

Give everything a good old mix up

3 Lemony Chicken, Courgette & Chilli-Mint Spelt Salad

Add the chicken with any remaining marinade to a baking tray 

Put the tray in the oven for 15-20 min or until cooked through

4 Lemony Chicken, Courgette & Chilli-Mint Spelt Salad

Meanwhile, top and tail the courgette[s]

Peel lengths of courgette until you end up with a pile of courgette 'ribbons'

5 Lemony Chicken, Courgette & Chilli-Mint Spelt Salad

Peel and finely chop (or grate) the garlic

Cut the red chilli[es] in half lengthways, deseed (scrape the seeds out with a teaspoon) and chop finely

Strip the mint leaves and chop them finely, discarding the stems 

6 Lemony Chicken, Courgette & Chilli-Mint Spelt Salad

Combine the chopped garlic, chopped chilli (Can't handle the heat? Go easy!) with the juice of the lemon[s] and 1 1/2 tbsp [3 tbsp] olive oil

Season with a generous pinch of salt and pepper and half the mint leaves (save the rest for later!) – this is your lemony dressing 

7 Lemony Chicken, Courgette & Chilli-Mint Spelt Salad

Gently wash and pat the lamb's lettuce dry

Add the lamb's lettuce, courgette ribbons, cooked spelt and remaining mint leaves to a very large mixing bowl

Season with a pinch of salt and pepper, pour over the lemony dressing and give everything a good old mix up

Remove the cooked chicken from the oven and slice it finely

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Serve the courgette, chilli & mint salad topped with the sliced chicken

Garnish with the pumpkin seeds

Enjoy!

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