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Herbed chicken with freekeh

Herbed chicken with freekeh

Fiery zhoug gives the chicken a kick, while smoky flavoured freekeh grains make a great alternative to rice.

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Low in saturated fat1 of your 5 a day
  • Serves4
  • CourseMain meal
  • Prepare10 mins
  • Cook30 mins
  • Total time40 mins

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  • 200g Waitrose Love Life Quick Cook Freekeh & Quinoa
  • 2 tsp vegetable bouillon powder
  • 1 tbsp clear honey
  • 4 tbsp essential Low Fat Vinaigrette
  • 350g pack chicken mini breast fillets
  • 30g Cooks' Ingredients Zhoug
  • 25g pine nuts
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 500g courgettes, diced
  • 2 tbsp chopped mint, plus extra leaves to serve


  1. Put the freekeh blend in a saucepan with the bouillon powder and 500ml boiling water. Cook for 12 minutes, covered or until tender, adding more water if needed. Drain any excess liquid. Combine the honey and dressing in a small bowl.

  2. Cut each chicken fillet into 3 and mix with the zhoug paste. Heat a frying pan and toast the pine nuts until golden. Remove. Heat half the oil in the pan and fry the chicken for 3 minutes each side, until cooked through with no pink meat. Remove.

  3. Add the remaining oil to the pan and fry the courgettes for 6-8 minutes until golden. Stir in the freekeh and chopped mint. Serve topped with the chicken, pine nuts and chopped mint, and drizzled with the honey dressing.


Typical values per serving when made using specific products in recipe


1,256kJ/ 299kcals



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