Herby chicken with lemon and almond rice recipe

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  • Serves 4
  • 5 mins to prepare and 25 mins to cook
  • 780 calories / serving
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Pair rosemary chicken with nutty almond rice for a tasty midweek meal. 

Using a sharp knife, score the drumstick flesh 2-3 times and put in a dish with the lemon zest, rosemary and 2tbsp of olive oil. Toss to coat, then cover and chill in the fridge for up to 2 hours.

Cook the chicken on the barbecue (or under a preheated grill) for 20-25 minutes, turning until golden and cooked through. Chicken is completely cooked if its juices run clear when the thickest part is pierced with a skewer.

Meanwhile, prepare the rice salad. Heat the other 2tbsp of oil in a large, heavy-based pan. Add the garlic and cook for 1-2 minutes, then add the green beans and toss in the garlicky oil until coated. Squeeze over the lemon juice, then cover and steam for 2-3 minutes until softened. Add the cooked rice and toss to combine. Transfer to a serving dish and scatter over the toasted flaked almonds. Serve with the grilled chicken.

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8 chicken drumsticks
2 lemons, zested and juiced
2tbsp finely chopped rosemary
2tbsp olive oil 
2tbsp olive oil 
3 garlic cloves, finely sliced 
100g (3½oz) green beans
250g (8oz) long grain rice, cooked
3tbsp flaked almonds, toasted

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  • Energy 3268kj 780kcal 39%
  • Fat 36g 51%
  • Saturates 7.5g 38%
  • Sugars 1.8g 2%
  • Salt 0.7g 12%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 53.9g Protein 59.4g Fibre 1.1g

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