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Spiced Chicken Mujaddara

Spiced Chicken Mujaddara

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Prep Time

35 min


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


Middle Eastern

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For 2 people (double for 4)
1 onion
75g puy-style lentils
10g fresh mint
British Chicken Thighs With Skin on - re-touch
4 British chicken thighs
120g organic natural yoghurt †
1 courgette
130g wholegrain rice
1 tsp ground cinnamon bark
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
of which saturates
7.7 g
2.2 g
34.6 g
9.9 g
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
1 courgette
130g brown rice
brown rice
1 tsp ground cinnamon
ground cinnamon
2 tsp ground cumin
ground cumin
  • 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)

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


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


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 


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


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 


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


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


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