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Chicken with rice & peas

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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Prep:
    • Cook:
  • Easy
  • Serves 4

When hunger strikes this healthy chicken with rice and peas dish will not only fill you up but provide plenty of nutrients, too, containing three of your five-a-day

  • Freezable (chicken only)
  • Healthy
Nutrition:
HighlightNutrientUnit
kcal571
low infat18g
saturates4g
carbs48g
sugars11g
fibre10g
protein49g
salt0.5g
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Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp rapeseed oil
  • 2 red onions, halved and sliced
  • 4 chicken legs (about 1 kg in total), skin removed
  • 1 tbsp fresh thyme leaves
  • 1 tbsp Madras curry powder
  • 1 tsp ground allspice
  • 4 large tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 red chilli, deseeded and sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 2 tsp vegetable bouillon

For the rice & peas

  • 125g brown basmati
  • 1 red onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 tbsp fresh thyme leaves, plus extra to serve
  • 1 tsp vegetable bouillon
  • 400g can black-eyed beans

Method

  • STEP 1

    Heat the oil in a very large non-stick frying pan and cook the onions for 5 mins or until soft. Meanwhile, coat the chicken thoroughly with the thyme, curry powder and allspice. Add to the pan and briefly brown the chicken, then tip in the tomatoes, chilli, garlic and bouillon. Pour over 450ml water, cover and simmer for 30 mins or until the chicken is tender.

  • STEP 2

    Meanwhile, tip the rice into a medium-sized pan with the onion, garlic, thyme and bouillon. Pour in 600ml water, cover and cook for 25 mins or until the liquid has been absorbed and the rice is tender. Check toward the end of the cooking time to ensure it isn’t starting to catch on the pan. Stir in the beans and heat through. If you're following our Healthy Diet Plan, serve half the rice with half the chicken (saving the leftovers for a second meal later in the week). Otherwise you can serve four portions, scattered with a few extra thyme leaves, if you like.

RECIPE TIPS
STORING AND REHEATING LEFTOVERS
If you are following our Healthy Diet Plan, you will need to chill the remaining curry and rice straight away and store in the fridge. When serving it later in the week, heat through thoroughly in the microwave or in a pan until piping hot. You will need to add a dash of water to the rice to prevent it from sticking to the pan as it reheats.
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Recipe from Good Food magazine, June 2017

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