Ready In 35 minutes
1 brown onion
1 clove garlic
1 head broccoli
15g/1 bunch of parsley
3 cups water
1 ½ cups basmati rice
1 packet (700g)chicken breast
2 tsp sweet paprika
150mL thickened cream
1 1/2 cubes chicken stock
Thinly slice the brown onion. Finely chop the garlic (or use a garlic press). Slice the lemon into wedges. Cut the broccoli into small florets, then roughly chop the stalk. Thinly slice the carrot (unpeeled) into half-moons. Finely chop the parsley leaves.
Cook The Rice
In a medium saucepan, bring the water to the boil. Add the basmati rice, stir, cover with a lid and reduce the heat to low. Cook for 10 minutes, then remove the pan from the heat and keep covered until the rice is tender and the water is absorbed, 10 minutes. TIP: The rice will finish cooking in its own steam so don't peek!
Brown The Chicken
While the rice is cooking, combine the chicken breast, 1/2 the sweet paprika, a pinch of salt and pepper and a drizzle of olive oil to a medium bowl. Toss to coat. Heat a drizzle of olive oil in a large frying pan over a high heat. When the oil is hot, add the chicken and cook until lightly browned, 2 minutes each side. Transfer the chicken to a plate (the chicken will finish cooking in step 5).
Make The Sauce
Return the frying pan to a medium-high heat with a drizzle of olive oil. Add the onion and garlic and cook, stirring, until starting to soften, 2-3 minutes. Add the remaining sweet paprika and cook until fragrant, 1 minute. Reduce the heat to medium-low and add a generous squeeze of lemon juice and the thickened cream. Crumble in 1 1/2 chicken stock cubes and add a pinch of pepper. Stir to combine. TIP: Scrape up any meaty bits from the bottom of the pan, they add great flavour to the sauce!
Finish The Chicken
Return the chicken and any resting juices to the pan and cover with a lid or foil. Simmer until the chicken is cooked through and sauce has slightly thickened, 12-13 minutes. Season with salt and pepper and stir through 1/2 the parsley. While the chicken is cooking, heat a drizzle of olive oil in a medium frying pan over a medium-high heat. Add the broccoli, carrot and a splash of water and cook until tender, 7-8 minutes. Season with a pinch of salt and pepper
Thickly slice the chicken. Divide the rice between plates and top with the broccoli, carrot and the paprika chicken. Sprinkle with the remaining parsley and serve with any remaining lemon wedges on the side.
Mother's Day is the one day of the year we dedicate entirely to mum. Whether it's bringing her breakfast in bed or sending flowers, here are five simple ways to celebrate all the wonderful women in our life.
Breakfast in bed
Starting from the moment she wakes up, show Mum just how special she is by pampering her with a delicious meal in the comfort of her own bed. Try buttermilk pancakes with fresh berries & creme fraiche or sourdough toast with avocado & dukkah to start the day off with a bang!
Give Mum her favourite flowers
Flowers are a sure way to make Mum smile. Look for a variety of multi-coloured tulips, classic roses, trendy succulents to create the ultimate bouquet of flowers for Mum. If you're looking to be more creative, why not make mum her very own flower pot. Buy a small pot from any homeware or gardening store, grab some paint, an art smock and channel your inner Picasso. She'll love your little masterpiece.
This year it's about experiences
Organise a fun and unforgettable day for Mum. Plan a relaxing spa getaway or simply create one at home. Fill the tub with bubbles and scented oils, switch on soothing music and light a candle. If your mum likes the outdoors, pack a picnic and surprise her with an exciting road trip down to the beach or even find a beautiful hiking trail.
Share the joy with a special homemade dinner
Keep the surprises coming by treating Mum to a wholesome homemade meal. Get the whole family involved to make it extra special. Hannah Gilbert, Head of Culinary and Accrediting Practising Dietitian from HelloFresh, has a couple flavoursome and delicious suggestions, such as our Honey Soy-Glazed Chicken & Sesame Fries or Sweet Paprika Chicken & Rice with Cream Parsley Sauce. Treat mum to a warm and tasty meal she won't forget this Mother's day.
Wind down with the family
Get the family together to watch Mum's all-time favourite movie. Stock up with popcorn and snacks or even whip up a delicious chocolatey dessert that will most certainly melt her heart. Mum will love snuggling up with her loved ones on the couch to end her special day.