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Zahtar Spiced Chicken

Zahtar Spiced Chicken

with Creamy Lentils

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Lentils - renowned for being a good source of fibre and a health food staple, they are also easy to adapt and use as the base of dish. The HF chefs take you on a culinary journey with the warming aromas of cumin, thyme, and the zesty scent of sumac from the zahtar spice blend. Delicious!


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Preparation Time20 minutes
Difficulty levelMedium
serving amount
Ingredientsarrow down iconarrow down icon
serving amount

1 pot(s)

Zahtar Spice

2 unit(s)

Chicken Breasts

½ unit(s)


1 bunch(es)

Flat Leaf Parsley

1 pack(s)

Brown Lentils

1 unit(s)

Garlic Clove

1 pot(s)

Ground Cumin

½ pot(s)

KNORR Chicken Stock

¾ pack(s)

Creme Fraiche


1 unit(s)


Not included in your delivery

75 milliliter(s)

Water for the Sauce

Nutritional information
Nutritional informationarrow down iconarrow down icon
per serving
per 100g
Energy (kJ)1958 kJ
Energy (kcal)468 kcal
Fat23.0 g
of which saturates9.0 g
Carbohydrate20 g
of which sugars9.0 g
Protein48 g
Salt2.0 g
Always refer to the product label for the most accurate ingredient and allergen information.
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a) Preheat your grill to high. b) Sprinkle the Zahtar spice over the chicken and grate on the zest of the lemon. c) Season with salt and drizzle on a splash of oil. d) Rub the flavours into the chicken and pop onto a baking tray. IMPORTANT: Wash your hands after handling raw chicken. c) Rub the flavours into the chicken and pop onto a lined baking tray. IMPORTANT: Wash your hands after handling raw chicken.


a) Pop the tray under the grill. b) Grill the chicken until cooked through and golden, 15-18 mins, turning halfway. IMPORTANT: The chicken is done when no longer pink in the middle!


a) Meanwhile, roughly chop the flat leaf parsley (stalks and all). b) Drain and rinse the lentils. c) Trim the courgette, quarter lengthways then chop widthways into small pieces. d) Peel and grate the garlic clove (or use a garlic press).


a) Heat a splash of oil in a saucepan over medium heat. b) Add the courgette, garlic and ground cumin. Cook, stirring, for 1-2 mins, then add the water (see ingredients for amount). c) Bring to the boil then stir in the stock pot and lentils. d) Simmer until the courgette is tender, 5-6 mins, stirring occasionally.


a) When the chicken is ready, transfer to a plate b) Squeeze over some lemon juice and sprinkle over half the parsley. c) Keep to one side.


a) Stir the crème fraiche into the lentils and bring to the boil. b) Stir in the remaining parsley and season to taste with salt and pepper. c) Share the lentils between your bowls and top with the chicken. Enjoy!