This dish is inspired by the lively and vibrant night markets of Marrakech – it’s packed with loads of colour, aroma and zest, made only more authentic by the perfectly charred chermoula-spiced chicken. Whether it's the flavour-packed chicken, sweet currant rice or the speedy time it takes to make, you'll be struggling to decide which part you love the most!
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basmati rice(May be presentGluten, Peanuts, Tree Nuts, Sesame, Milk, Soy)
chicken-style stock powder
currants(May be presentGluten, Peanuts, Tree Nuts, Sesame, Milk, Soy)
chicken breast strips
ras el hanout
garlic paste(May be presentGluten, Tree Nuts, Sesame, Milk, Soy, Egg, Fish)
baby spinach leaves
In a medium saucepan, add the water and bring to the boil. Add the basmati rice, chicken-style stock powder and currants, stir, cover with a lid and reduce the heat to low. Cook for 10 minutes, then remove the pan from the heat and keep covered until the rice is tender and the water is absorbed, 10 minutes. TIP: The rice will finish cooking in its own steam so don't peek!
While the rice is cooking, heat a large frying pan over a medium-high heat with a drizzle of olive oil. Cook the chicken breast strips and ras el hanout until browned and cooked through, 2-3 minutes each side. Add the garlic paste (see ingredients) and cook until fragrant, 1 minute. Remove the pan from the heat, then add the honey and toss to coat. Cover to keep warm.
While the chicken is cooking, roughly chop the tomato. Slice the lemon into wedges. In a small bowl, combine the Greek-style yoghurt and a generous squeeze of lemon juice. Season with salt and pepper. Set aside. When the rice is done, add the baby spinach leaves and tomato to the rice and stir to combine.
Divide the currant rice between bowls and top with the ras el hanout honey garlic chicken. Drizzle with the lemon yoghurt. Serve with any remaining lemon wedges.