Sticky pistachio chicken with jewelled bulgur salad 2016

Sticky pistachio chicken with jewelled bulgur salad

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Prep: 5 mins Cook: 50 mins


Serves 4

The pistachio crust makes this chicken extra crunchy and pairs beautifully with the fruity salad - a vibrant lunch or dinner for four 

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal615
  • fat28g
  • saturates7g
  • carbs47g
  • sugars24g
  • fibre13g
  • protein36g
  • salt0.5g
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  • 8 chicken thighs, skin on (about 1kg)
  • 150g bulgur wheat
  • 2 tbsp honey



    Honey is made by bees from the nectar they collect from flowers. Viscous and fragrant, it's…

  • ½ tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 1 tsp fish sauce
    Fish sauce

    Fish sauce

    A seasoning often used in Vietnamese and Thai cooking. In Vietnam it is usually made from shrimp…

  • 50g pistachios, chopped
  • 100g dried apricots, chopped
  • 125g pack pomegranate seeds
  • 1 small pack parsley, roughly chopped



    One of the most ubiquitous herbs in British cookery, parsley is also popular in European and…

  • ½ small pack chives, chopped


  1. Heat oven to 200C/ 180C fan/gas 6. Put the chicken thighs in a roasting tin, skin-side up, season and cook for 40 mins. Meanwhile, pour the bulgur wheat into a saucepan and cover with cold water. Bring to the boil, then cover and simmer following pack instructions.

  2. Combine the honey, olive oil and fish sauce in a small bowl. Remove the chicken from the oven, brush with the honey mixture, then sprinkle with the pistachios. Cook in the oven for 10 mins more.

  3. Drain the bulgur wheat and tip into a bowl with the apricots. Allow to cool slightly before adding the pomegranate seeds. When the chicken is cooked through, add the juices to the bulgur wheat. Stir the parsley and chives into the salad and check the seasoning before serving with the chicken thighs.

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27th Oct, 2016
The chicken was absolutely delicious! I replaced the bulghar with quinoa but kept everything else according to the recipe. It was better than I expected. I will definitely be making this again.
25th Oct, 2016
Did the chicken without the bulghar salad and was amazed how such a simple recipe could taste so good. Will be doing the chicken again very soon.
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