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Persian Chicken

Persian Chicken

Rating
4rating out of 5

(1006 reviews from our customers)

Prep Time

35 min

Cuisine

Middle Eastern

Iranian flavours are often centred around sweetness, earthiness and sharpness. These Persian chicken breasts are dry-rubbed in the sweet, warming spice mix 'ras el hanout' which is made from cinnamon, cloves and cumin, then stuffed with slices of sharp lemon.

Prep Time

35 min

Cuisine

Middle Eastern

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Ingredients
For 2 people (double for 4)
Lemon
1 1 lemon
Red-onion
1 1 red onion
Sultanas
1 1 bag of sultanas (30g)
fresh-mint
1 10g mint
Pomegranate-molasses
1 1 tbsp pomegranate molasses
2 British Chicken Breast Fillets
1 2 British chicken breast fillets
Ras-el-hanout
1 Ras el hanout
bulgur-wheat
1 130g bulgur wheat †
You Will Need
Olive oil, pepper, salt

Nutritional Information*

Percentages are based on an adult's daily intake

  • 1 lemon
  • 1 red onion
  • 1 bag of sultanas (30g)
  • 10g mint
  • 1 tbsp pomegranate molasses
  • 2 British chicken breast fillets
  • Ras el hanout
  • 130g bulgur wheat<span class="strong">†</span>
Typical Values per 100g per serving
Energy 592 kJ
140 kcal
2317 kJ
549 kcal
Fat
of which saturates
1 g
0.2 g
3.8 g
0.8 g
Carbohydrate
of which sugars
20 g
5.2 g
78.2 g
20.5 g
Fibre 3.7 g 14.7 g
Protein 14.8 g 57.9 g
Salt 0.13 g 0.51 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 onion
red onion
1 bag of sultanas (30g)
sultanas, sunflower oil
10g mint
mint(100%)
1 tbsp pomegranate molasses
natural pomegranate molasses (100%)
2 British chicken breast fillets
chicken breast fillet (100%)
Ras el hanout
Paprika, ginger, coriander, cumin, cassia, tumeric, salt, sugar, chilli, black pepper, nutmeg, all spice, cardamom
130g bulgur wheat
bulgur (wheat gluten)
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

Boil a kettle

Add the bulgur wheat to a pot with 275ml (550ml) of boiling water, cover with a lid and place on a medium-low heat and simmer for 5 min or until almost all of the water is absorbed

Remove from the heat and allow to rest with the lid on for 10 min

2

Meanwhile, put the sultanas in a small bowl and add 100ml (200ml) of hot water

3

Peel the onion(s), cut them in half and slice finely

Chop the mint leaves finely, discarding the stems

Grate the zest of the lemon(s)

Cut the lemon(s) into thin slices

4

Combine half the ras el hanout, 1 tsp (2 tsp) black pepper and a pinch of salt to make a spice mix

Coat the chicken well with the spice mix

Cut an incision in one side of each chicken breast to make a pocket

Place 2 slices of lemon into each pocket

5

Add 1-2 tbsp of olive oil to a large pan on a medium-high heat

Once the oil is hot, add the chicken and onion and cook for 2 min or until the chicken is lightly browned

Add 100ml (200ml) of water to the pan, stir and cook for 2 min or until it has evaporated

6

Turn the chicken carefully, keeping it together

Add another 100ml (200ml) of water and cook for 4-5 min or until the chicken is cooked through and the onions are lightly caramelised

Stir the onion occasionally

7

Add 3 tbsp (6 tbsp) of the sultana water to the bulgur wheat, drain the sultanas and add them too

Combine the sultana bulgur with the mint, lemon zest, remaining ras el hanout, pomegranate molasses and 1-2 tbsp of olive oil

Mix well and season to your taste with salt and pepper

8

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Serve the bulgur wheat with the onion and chicken on the side

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