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One-pot chicken dish with carrots spinach and Basmati rice

One-pot chicken dish with carrots spinach and Basmati rice

This is a quick and easy dinner for busy moms. The garlic and lemon zest ads loads of flavour.

  • Serves: 4
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients

    4 x 1/4 chicken pieces
    15 ml (1 tbsp) olive oil
    3 garlic cloves, roughly chopped
    1 onion, diced
    2 carrots, diced
    1 bunch spinach, stems chopped into small pieces and leaves roughly torn
    7,5 ml (1 1/2 tsp) finely grated lemon zest,
    375 ml (1 1/2 cups) Spekko India Gate Classic Basmati Rice
    625 ml (2 ½ cups) chicken stock
    Salt and ground black pepper

Method

    1.Rinse the chicken and pat dry with paper towel. Season with salt and pepper. Heat a deep pot and place your chicken skin side down and brown on all side, turning once. Remove chicken and set aside on a plate.
    2.Add some olive oil, add garlic, onion, carrots and spinach stems and sauté until stems are soft and onion is translucent.
    3.Add the spinach leaves, rice and lemon zest and stir until well combined. Add chicken stock, increase your heat and bring liquid to just a boil then reduce heat and simmer. Season with salt and pepper.
    4.Add chicken on top of the rice, skin side up and cook covered until both chicken and rice are cooked through.

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