HELLO FRESH – Yogurt-Marinated Chicken With Garlic Sauce

Another offering from the folks at @HelloFresh.

This meal kit has chicken cutlets as the protein. The two pieces of chicken were uniform in thickness. They looked like chicken breast that had been cut in half. Both needed some extra trimming to remove fat and veins. The chicken is marinated in a Tunisian seasoned (caraway, coriander, cinnamon, and turmeric are the most prominent flavors) yogurt base while some of the other meal items are prepared. If I make this meal again, I would let the chicken marinate overnight instead of only a few minutes. The chicken is quickly sautéed and then plated to keep warm. The flavor is excellent and compliments the other items nicely.

I love Israeli couscous. There is something about the texture and the way it can be toasted to get a nutty flavor. It is also extremely easy to make. I am not a big fan of pistachios, so I left them out of the couscous recipe. The couscous is toasted in butter before the rest of the ingredients are added in. The lemon adds a brightness to the toasted couscous and the cilantro adds an earthiness to the dish. This was an incredibly good side for this meal.

Chili roasted carrots were the vegetable and consisted of diagonally sliced carrots drizzled with olive oil and a sprinkling of chili flakes. The recipe called for them to be roasted on the top rack of the oven for 20-25 minutes. Mine were a little bit over cooked (I purchase a small KitchenAid convection oven recently and did not adjust the cook time) but that was my fault. The ones that were not too burnt were delicious. The chili flakes were a nice counter to the sweetness of the carrots.

There is a cold yogurt, sour cream, and yogurt sauce for the chicken that is tasty, but would be better prepared the day before and allowed to develop flavor. Still exceptionally good with the chicken.

This meal kit was easy to prepare, around thirty minutes from the start until I was sitting down to eat. Another nice thing about these meal kits is the diversity of recipes. Although I like recipes like this, if I did not have everything in a kit like this, I would probably have just sautéed the chicken instead of making a meal like this.

This kit is priced out at the $8.99 per person and is well worth it. I did not add anything to it except for some coffee as a beverage and was satisfied after I finished eating.

I would recommend this @HelloFresh meal kit to anyone

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