Pollo a la plancha (Cuban chicken with rice)

35 Min
very easy
4 People
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Pollo a la Plancha is a classic Cuban dish featured in the film “Moonlight”. Featuring garlic rice, grilled marinated chicken and tomato black beans.
1. Place rice, 2 crushed garlic cloves and crumbled stock cube in saucepan, cover with x 1.5 amount of water. Cover with a lid, cook on lowest heat for 10-15 minutes. Remove from heat, stand for 5 minutes. Stir carefully with a fork.

2. Combine 1 crushed garlic clove, lime zest, half the juice (wedge remaining), 3 tsp cajun spice, chopped coriander stems and 2 tbsp oil. Slice onion, add to marinade along with chicken.

3. Heat a saucepan over medium-high heat with 1 tbsp oil. Dice tomatoes, add to pan along with drained beans, 1 tsp cajun spice, 2 tsp cumin, 1 tbsp tomato paste, and 1/2 cup water. Simmer for 6-8 minutes, or until reduced. Season with salt and pepper.

4. Heat a frypan over medium-high heat. Cook chicken and onion for 8-10 minutes, or until golden and cooked through. Season with salt and pepper.

5. Dice capsicum and shred lettuce. Toss together.

6. Serve garlic rice with chicken, beans, salad and lime wedges. Garnish with sliced coriander leaves.

Marinate the chicken overnight for a more intense flavour.
From your box:
basmati rice 300g
garlic 3 cloves

lime 1
coriander 1/2 packet
red onion 1/2
chicken tenderloins 600g

tomatoes 2
black beans 400g

green capsicum 1
baby cos lettuce 1

From your pantry:
oil (for cooking), salt, pepper, chicken stock cube, cajun spice, ground cumin, tomato paste