• Kim Tomassi

CHICKEN THIGHS WITH HOISIN RICE

Updated: Jun 24

Serves: 8

Prep: 5 mins

Cook: 50 mins

Nutrition per serving:

Kcal – 336

Fat – 15g

Carbs – 16g

Protein – 29g


WHAT YOU NEED

  • 2 tbsp. coconut oil

  • 8 skinless chicken thighs

  • Scant 1 cup (200g) jasmine rice

  • 4 spring onions, chopped

  • 4 cloves garlic, sliced

  • 1/3 cup (200ml) white wine

  • 2 heaped cups (500ml) chicken stock

  • 4 tbsp. dried cranberries

For the Sauce:

  • 3 tbsp. soy sauce

  • 2 tbsp. of rice vinegar

  • 1 tbsp. of peanut butter

  • 1 tsp. of chili flakes

  • 1 tsp. of honey

  • 1 tsp. of sesame oil


WHAT YOU NEED TO DO

  • Heat the oven to 375F (190C). Heat the oil in a large pan.

  • Season the chicken thighs with salt and pepper and fry for 5 minutes each side until golden brown, then take off the heat and transfer onto a plate.

  • Pour out most of the fat from the pan, leaving about 1 tbsp in the pan.

  • Add into the pan the peeled and sliced garlic and the spring onion, fry for 1 minute.

  • Add uncooked rice and fry again for about 1 minute. Pour in the wine and cook for a further 2 minutes until most of the liquid evaporates.

  • Next, add all ingredients of hoisin sauce, hot stock, and cranberries, bring to a boil.

  • Transfer the rice into an over-proof dish and place the chicken thighs in the centre. Bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes.

  • Once cooked, divide onto 4 plates and serve, or store in the fridge for up to 2-3 days.


KEY BENEFITS OF CRANBERRIES

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