Orange chicken with baby beet salad & goats cheese

30 Min
4 People
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Crispy skin chicken cooked with orange and cumin. Served on a bed of pearl barley, currants, roast beetroot and baby leaves with creamy goats cheese crumbled over.

Gluten friendly option - pearly barley is replaced with buckwheat.
1. Set oven to 220ºC. Place pearl barley mix in a saucepan and cover with plenty of water. Bring to the boil and simmer for 15-20 minutes, or until tender. Drain and rinse under cold water.

2. Trim and scrub beetroots. Cut into wedges and toss on a lined oven tray with 1 tbsp oil, salt and pepper.

3. Make 4-5 cuts along each chicken breast. Coat with orange zest, 1 tsp cumin and 1 tbsp oil. Season with salt and pepper. Place on oven tray with beetroot and roast for 20-25 minutes, or until cooked through.

4. Combine orange juice with 3 tbsp olive oil, 1 crushed garlic clove and 1 tbsp red wine vinegar. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

5. Slice basil leaves. Deseed and dice capsicum. 

Gently toss together with baby leaves, pearl barley and beetroot.

6. Divide pearl barley salad between plates. Spoon over dressing to taste. Slice chicken and serve on top. Crumble over goats cheese to serve.

Set oven mode to grill for the last 2 minutes to get extra crispy skin.

Making cuts along the chicken breast will help it cook faster.

Gluten friendly option - pearl barley is replaced with buckwheat.
Pearl barley/currant mix 1 packet (200g)

baby beetroots 1 bunch

Chicken breast fillets 600g
Orange 1
garlic 1 clove

Basil 1/3 bunch
yellow capsicum 1
Baby leaves & beetroot 1/3 bag (60g)

Goats cheese 1 packet

From your pantry:
oil (for cooking + olive), salt, pepper, ground cumin, red wine vinegar