Recipe containers supply a handy technique to wean your self off a dependency on takeaways by planning your meals and sending all of the components straight to your door. After all, that comfort can come at a value premium, because you’re successfully paying somebody to do your planning and searching for you. And even in case you are assiduous in understanding what to eat and getting every part in, there’ll be a day right here or there when the cabinets are naked and also you’ll linger over that prepared meal in your native retailer for a scarcity of different choices. Properly, right here’s an possibility – a protein-rich Parisienne spiced hen meal from the gang at HelloFresh.

We’d wager that wherever you reside you’ll have the ability to discover these components in your commute residence (except you work from home). Given, after all, that you simply’re okay to sub in combined herbs for the actual mix of white peppercorns, nutmeg, paprika, clove buds, thyme, cinnamon, basil and bay leaves you’ll discover in Parisienne herbs. You may additionally must cobble collectively your individual balsamic mustard with, y’know balsamic vinegar and mustard. Besides, we’ve been in petrol stations which have all these items out there.

This accessibility is among the issues we love concerning the HelloFresh cookbook, Recipes That Work. Not one of the recipes require a schlep to a well being meals store for components nevertheless it’s all nonetheless completely wholesome. At 492 energy per serving this meal is effectively inside Public Well being England’s 400-600-600 calorie suggestion and you continue to get to chow down on a complete hen breast.

Components (Serves Two)

  • 2 carrots
  • 2 hen breasts
  • 1.5tsp Parisienne herbs
  • 1 crimson onion
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 bunch flat leaf parsley
  • 100ml hen inventory
  • 1 can inexperienced lentils
  • 300ml crème fraîche
  • 1tbsp balsamic mustard
  • Olive oil


  1. Preheat your oven to 200°C/gasoline 6 and put the kettle on to boil. Take away the tops and bottoms from the carrots (no have to peel!). Halve them lengthways, then chop into batons concerning the dimension of your little finger. Place on a lined baking tray, drizzle over a little bit oil and season with a pinch of salt. Toss to coat within the oil, then roast on the highest shelf of your oven till properly browned and mushy sufficient to eat, 20-25 minutes. Flip midway by way of cooking.
  2. Put the hen in a bowl with a glug of oil, the Parisienne herbs and a pinch of salt. Rub the seasoning into the meat. Warmth a splash of oil in a frying pan over medium-high warmth. Brown the hen for 2 minutes on all sides. Switch to a baking tray and roast on the highest shelf of your oven for 23-25 minutes. Test that the hen is cooked – not pink within the center – cook dinner it for longer if wanted.
  3. In the meantime, halve, peel and thinly slice the crimson onion into half moons. Peel and grate the garlic (or use a garlic press), roughly chop the parsley (stalks and all) and put together the hen inventory. Drain the lentils in a sieve and rinse beneath chilly water.
  4. Wash your frying pan if mandatory and warmth a splash of oil over medium warmth. Add the onion. Stir and cook dinner till softened, 5 minutes then add the garlic. Prepare dinner for one minute extra and add the inventory. Deliver to the boil, then flip it down a little bit and simmer to scale back by half, which ought to take about 5 minutes. Combine within the lentils and crème fraîche. Warmth till piping sizzling, then take away from the warmth.
  5. When the hen and carrot are cooked, take them out of your oven. Depart the hen to relaxation for a few minutes on a chopping board. Minimize every breast into six even slices.
  6. Reheat the lentil combination if mandatory after which stir within the parsley and half of the punchy balsamic mustard. Style and add salt, pepper and extra mustard, if mandatory. Share between bowls. Organize the roasted carrots on prime after which end with the spiced hen.

Dietary Data (Per Serving)

Energy 492
Fats 21g
of which saturates 12g
Carbohydrate 27g
of which sugars 16g
Protein 48g
Salt 1.79g