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    Shawarma chicken with pomegranate & tahini

    • Preparation time: 10 minutes
    • Cooking time: 35 minutes
    • Total time: 45 minutes

    Serves: 4

    Ingredients

    1 tbsp cold pressed rapeseed oil
    Pack of 6 (about 485g) Waitrose & Partners No.1 Free Range Chicken Thigh Fillets, each halved
    2 onions, roughly chopped
    2 tbsp Belazu Shawarma Paste
    400g can chickpeas, drained
    1½ tbsp Belazu Tahini
    100g low fat Greek style yogurt
    1 unwaxed lemon, zest of all, juice of ½
    1 medium pomegranate, seeds (or 4 tbsp seeds)
    Handful flat leaf parsley, roughly chopped

    Method

    1. Heat the oil in a wide, non-stick frying pan. Add the chicken and onions, season and cook for 10 minutes over a medium-high heat, until the onions are caramelised and the chicken browned. Turn the chicken halfway through cooking and move the onions around the pan a few times.

    2. Stir in the shawarma paste and let it sizzle for 2 minutes until fragrant. Add 250ml water and the chickpeas. Partially cover with a lid and simmer for 25 minutes, until the chicken is tender and cooked through, the juices run clear and no pink meat remains, and the chickpeas are in a thick sauce. (Add a splash of water as it cooks, if needed.) Season.

    3. Meanwhile, mix the tahini, yogurt, lemon zest and 1 tbsp juice. Loosen with 2 tsp water then season. When the chicken is ready, drizzle with a little of the tahini yogurt and scatter with the pomegranate seeds and parsley. Serve with the rest of the lemon cut into wedges for squeezing, and flatbreads on the side, if liked.
     

    Cook’s tip
    To make this go further, shred the chicken using two forks. Load onto wraps or flatbreads, then top with the tahini, pomegranate and parsley

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    This recipe appeared within the November 2019 recipe card collection.
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