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Spiced Chicken Mujaddara

Spiced Chicken Mujaddara

Rating
4.5rating out of 5

(723 reviews from our customers)

Prep Time

35 min

Cuisine

Middle Eastern

Mujadarra is a delicious Middle-Eastern combination of nutty rice, peppery lentils, sweet and sticky caramelised onions and a dollop of cool yoghurt. Legend has it that the unique combination of textures and flavours yields magical powers - we’re not sure of the validity of this theory but it sure is addictive!

Prep Time

35 min

Cuisine

Middle Eastern

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Ingredients
For 2 people (double for 4)
Onion
1 onion
Puy-style-lentils
75g puy-style lentils
fresh-mint
10g fresh mint
British Chicken Thighs With Skin on - re-touch
4 British chicken thighs
Natural-yoghurt
120g organic natural yoghurt †
Courgette
1 courgette
brown-rice
130g wholegrain rice
cinnamon
1 tsp ground cinnamon bark
ground-cumin
2 tsp ground cumin seeds
You Will Need
Butter, pepper, salt, sugar, vegetable oil

Nutritional Information*

Percentages are based on an adult's daily intake

  • 1 brown onion
  • 75g puy-style lentils
  • 10g mint
  • 320g British chicken thighs, skin on
  • 120g natural yoghurt<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 1 courgette
  • 130g brown rice
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
Typical Values per 100g per serving
Energy 755 kJ
180 kcal
3413 kJ
813 kcal
Fat
of which saturates
7.7 g
2.2 g
34.6 g
9.9 g
Carbohydrate
of which sugars
17.6 g
1.9 g
79.8 g
8.8 g
Fibre 1.8 g 8.2 g
Protein 11.1 g 50 g
Salt 0.07 g 0.31 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 brown onion
brown onion
75g puy-style lentils
puy-style lentils
10g mint
mint(100%)
320g British chicken thighs, skin on
chicken thigh meat (100%)
120g natural yoghurt
milk
1 courgette
courgette
130g brown rice
brown rice
1 tsp ground cinnamon
ground cinnamon
2 tsp ground cumin
ground cumin
Allergens
  • Allergens highlighted by † (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

Rinse the rice and lentils and add them to a pot with plenty of cold water and bring to the boil over a high heat

Once boiling, reduce the heat to medium and cook for 20-25 min or until tender with a slight bite

Once cooked, drain and return to the pot and cover until serving

2

Meanwhile, peel and slice the onion(s) finely

Add 1-2 tbsp vegetable oil and 1-2 tsp butter to a wide-based pan over a medium heat

Once melted, add the onion with a large pinch of salt and sugar

Cook on a medium-low heat for 20 min until softened and caramelised

3

Combine the cumin, cinnamon, 1 tsp (2 tsp) salt and 2 tbsp (4 tbsp) vegetable oil to make a marinade

Combine the chicken thighs and the marinade 

Mix well, making sure the thighs are evenly coated all over 

4

Heat a wide-based pan (preferably non-stick) over a high heat

Once hot, add the chicken, skin-side down

Cook for 7 min on the skin side only, or until the skin of very crisp

chicken over and cook for a further 4 min, or until cooked through

Tip: Set the chicken over a wire rack to drain off excess oil

5

Meanwhile, chop the mint leaves finely, discarding the stalks 

Mix the chopped mint through the yoghurt with a drizzle of olive oil and a pinch of salt and pepper

This is your minty yoghurt 

6

Peel the courgette into a pile of ribbons with a vegetable peeler

Add the courgette ribbons to the onions 

Cook for 3 min, or until the courgette is cooked through and wilted

7

Once the rice and lentils are tender, drain and add them to the onion pan

Taste for seasoning, adding more salt and pepper if needed - this is your mujaddara

Transfer the cooked chicken to a chopping board

Leave to cool for a few min, then slice finely

8

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Serve the chicken over the mujaddara with a big dollop of minty yoghurt

Enjoy!

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