Baked chicken thighs with leek, fennel and couscous

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Written by Masterchef finalist Callum Hann, and accredited dietitian Themis Chryssidis

Posted: Mar 20 2021

Baked chicken thigh

This one-pot wonder will make weeknight dinners a breeze! Try this incredible 35 minute recipe.

Serves: 4
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 leek, trimmed, cut into 2cm thick medallions
  • 2 fennels, cut into wedges
  • 1 lemon, halved
  • 6 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 4 rosemary sprigs
  • 4 chicken thighs, skin off
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 100mL white wine
  • 1 cup couscous
  • ⅓ cup mixed olives, pitted
  • 60g feta, crumbled
  • ¼ bunch parsley, leaves picked

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 220oC. Line a large baking dish with baking paper.
  2. Arrange the leek, fennel and lemon in the baking dish. Scatter over garlic and rosemary sprigs, and top with chicken. Season with a pinch of salt and drizzle over olive oil. Add wine to the bottom of the baking dish. Bake for 30 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.
  3. Meanwhile, place couscous in a medium bowl. Pour over enough boiling water to just cover. Cover and set aside for 10 minutes. Fluff with a fork.
  4. Divide couscous between serving plates. Top with chicken and vegetables. Garnish with olives, feta and parsley.

Nutrition Tip: Fennel is a source of soluble fibre which keeps our gut bacteria happy and reduces blood cholesterol absorption. Enjoy it baked like in this dish, or thinly slice the bulb to toss through a salad and use the fronds as a herb garnish for extra flavour.

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Posted: Mar 20 2021

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