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Cilantro Chicken

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Cilantro Chicken

Roast butternut, aubergine & red onion topped with feta & fresh mint. Served with coriander chicken.




Ingredients to serve 2

  • ½ x lemon – zest & cut into wedges
  • ½ x butternut
  • 1 x aubergines – slice into halfmoons (2-3mm)
  • ½ x red onion – slice into wedges (1cm)
  • 1 tsp x cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp x ground coriander
  • 3 x chicken breasts
  • 1 tsp x dried coriander
  • ½ tsp x chilli flakes (optional)
  • 2 tbsp x white wine
  • 50g x Fairview feta – crumble
  • 3g x mint – tear leaves
  • butter (from your pantry)
  • olive oil (from your pantry)
  • salt & pepper (from your pantry)
  • tin foil (from your pantry)
  • cling wrap (from your pantry)

Ingredients to serve 4

  • 1 x lemon – zest & cut into wedges
  • 1 x butternut
  • 2 x aubergines – slice into halfmoons (2-3mm)
  • 1 x red onion – slice into wedges (1cm)
  • 2 tsp x cumin seeds
  • 2 tsp x ground coriander
  • 6 x chicken breasts
  • 2 tsp x dried coriander
  • 1 tsp x chilli flakes (optional)
  • 4 tbsp x white wine
  • 100g x Fairview feta – crumble
  • 5g x mint – tear leaves
  • butter (from your pantry)
  • olive oil (from your pantry)
  • salt & pepper (from your pantry)
  • tin foil (from your pantry)
  • cling wrap (from your pantry)

Method

Step 1

Preparation: Preheat the oven to 200°C. Prepare all ingredients as indicated above.

Step 2

Lemon: Using the fine side of a box grater, grate the peel of the lemon to create zest. Cut into wedges.

Step 3

Roast veggies: Deseed and slice the butternut into halfmoons (2-3mm) Place the butternut, and red onion separately on a tin foil lined baking tray with a drizzle of olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Sprinkle over the cumin seeds and ground coriander, then mix, arrange in a single layer and roast for 20 minutes until golden. After 5 minutes of cooking, place the aubergine separately on the tray with a drizzle of olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Mix, arrange in a single layer and roast 15 minutes until golden and cooked.

Step 4

Chicken breasts: Place the chicken breasts between two sheets of cling wrap and bash with a rolling pin (or full wine bottle) to flatten (1½ cm). Season with salt and pepper and sprinkle with the dried coriander and chilli flakes (as little or as much as you like). Place a pan on medium-high heat with a knob of butter. When hot, add the chicken and cook for 3-4 minutes a side until golden and cooked through. In the last 1-2 minutes of cooking, add the white wine to deglaze the pan and let it reduce by more than half. Add a squeeze of lemon juice from one wedge.

Step 5

Serve the roast veg topped with crumbled feta and torn mint. Serve the chicken on the side with the extra lemon wedges.