Oregano chicken with asparagus lentil salad & pea puree

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

From Sprout Cooking School & Health Studio

Posted: Nov 09 2021

A delicious and healthy Spring recipe from our friends at Sprout Health Studio.

Serves: 4
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • cup lentils, dried
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 chicken thighs, sliced 2cm thick strips
  • ¼ cup finely chopped oregano leaves
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely grated
  • Pinch of salt
  • 400g green beans, trimmed
  • 1 bunch of asparagus, ends trimmed and cut into smaller pieces (if you don't have asparagus you can swap this for 250g heirloom tomatoes, quartered)
  • ½ bunch of mint, leaves picked
  • 80g feta, crumbled
  • 2 tablespoons currants
  • Juice of ½ lemon

For the pea puree:

  • 1 cup frozen peas, defrosted
  • ¼ bunch of mint, leaves picked
  • 1 garlic clove
  • juice of ½ lemon
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

Method

  1. Bring a medium saucepan of water to the boil. Boil lentils for 15-20 minutes or until tender. Drain and set aside.
  2. To make the pea puree, combine all ingredients in a small food processor. Blitz until smooth. Taste for seasoning, then set aside.
  3. Heat oil in a large frying pan over medium-high heat. Cook chicken, turning occasionally, for 4-5 minutes or until just cooked through. Meanwhile, combine oregano, garlic and salt in a medium bowl. Transfer chicken to bowl when cooked, and set aside to rest and marinate.
  4. Return pan to the heat. Cook beans and asparagus for 2-3 minutes or until lightly charred and tender. Place in a bowl with the lentils, tomatoes (optional), mint (reserve small leaves for garnish), currants and lemon juice. Toss to combine.
  5. Divide pea puree between serving plates. Top with lentil salad, chicken, feta and reserved mint leaves.

Cooking Tip: Marinating meats after cooking is a must when using fresh flavours like garlic, herbs and citrus! Finely chopped ingredients won’t burn, and everything remains vibrant in both colour and flavour.

Nutrition Tip: Frozen peas should be a staple in households across Australia. They are a cheap and convenient way of adding an extra serve of vegetables to a dish, offering plenty of fibre and antioxidants.

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Posted: Nov 09 2021

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