Cumin Crusted Chicken With Mixed Grain Pliaf

Cumin Crusted Chicken With Mixed Grain Pliaf

Level #2 SOUS CHEF

Use chicken thighs with skin on and bone-in for the best flavour. The chicken can be marinated in advance and kept in the fridge until you’re ready to cook.

Serves 4

Preparation time 10 minutes

Cooking time 50 minutes



1 Preheat the oven to 180ºC fan/200ºC conventional/Gas 6 In a large bowl, combine all the spices and flour for the chicken coating then add the chicken pieces and toss to coat.

2 Place the chicken pieces into your shallow casserole and cook in the oven for 30 minutes then remove and set aside on a plate.

3 Leave any spiced cooking juices in the pan and add the celery, shallots, cinnamon stick(s) and garlic. Return to the oven for a few minutes then take out and stir.

4 Add the mixed grains to the pan with the stock, stir and place on the lid. Return to the oven for 10 minutes, stirring half way through and checking there is enough liquid. When almost cooked stir in the beans and place the chicken pieces on top.

5 Return to the oven for 10 minutes, uncovered. Check that the grains and chicken are cooked.

6 Sprinkle with chopped chives and parsley and take the pan to the table to serve with steamed green vegetables, removing the cinnamon sticks before serving out.