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SLOW COOKER MEDITERRANEAN CHICKEN & CHORIZO ORZO WITH BROCCOLI AND WILD ROCKET

Directions

Dice the onion. Mince the garlic. Chop the chicken breast into medium sized chunks. Cut the chorizo into chunks. 

Turn the slow cooker on high.  

Add the chicken, chorizo, garlic, onions, dried basil, and sundried tomatoes. Pour in 300ml of the chicken stock. Cover with a lid and cook for 3 hours.  

Remove the broccoli stalk from the broccoli. Grate the stalk on a box grater. Chop the broccoli florets into smaller pieces. Set the broccoli florets aside to cook later. 

After 3 hours cooking. Add the orzo, grated broccoli stalk and remaining 300ml of chicken stock and stir. Cover and cook for a further 40 minutes. After 40 minutes add the cream and broccoli florets, mix through and put the lid on, cook for a further 10 minutes.  Taste for seasoning add salt and pepper and required. 

To serve:  

Divide between four plates and garnish each plate with LeaderBrand Wild Rocket on top. 

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LEADERBRAND Broccoli

BROCCOLI

Delicious and nutrient dense. We grow and handpick ours at optimum maturity to lock in all the good stuff.

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Serving size: 80 g

Avg Quantity per serve Avg Quantity per 100g
Energy  112 kJ 140 kJ
Protein 3.0 g 3.8 g
Fat, total 0.4 g 0.5 g
– saturated 0.0 g 0.04 g
Carbohydrate 1.4 g 1.8 g
– sugars 1.4 g 1.8 g
Dietary Fibre 2.7 g 3.4 g
Sodium 5.6 mg 7 mg
Vitamin C 79.2 mg (198% RDI*) 99 mg
 Vitamin B6  0.26 mg (16% RDI*) 0.33 mg
Folate  39 µg (20% RDI*)  49 µg
Potassium 280 mg 350 mg

Source: The Concise New Zealand Food Composition Tables, 14th Edition 2021

Quantities stated above are averages only.

*Recommended Daily Intake (NZ Adult)

WILD ROCKET

Peppery, nutty and full of flavour. Try tossing this zingy leaf through your favourite salad, add to a pizza or mix through pasta to amp up the taste.

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Servings per package: 2.5

Serving Size:40 g

Avg Quantity per serve Avg Quantity per 100g
Energy  38 kJ 95 g
Protein 1.3 g 3.2 g
Fat, Total 0.2 g 0.5 g
– saturated <0.1 g <0.1 g
Carbohydrate 0.1 g 0.2 g
– sugars 0.1 g 0.2 g
Dietary Fibre 0.9 g 2.3 g
Sodium 5 mg 13 mg
Vitamin A 89 ug (12% RDI*) 222 ug

Source: The Concise New Zealand Food Composition Tables, 14th Edition 2021

Quantities stated above are averages only.

*Recommended Daily Intake (NZ Adult)

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Ingredients
  • 1 LeaderBrand Broccoli
  • 4 handfuls LeaderBrand Wild Rocket, to garnish
  • 500g chicken breast 
  • 100g chorizo  
  • 1 onion  
  • 4 cloves garlic  
  • 600ml chicken stock  
  • 1 tsp dried basil 
  • 80g chopped sundried tomatoes 
  • 200g orzo pasta   
  • 100ml cream  
  • Salt  
  • Pepper   
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