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Portuguese chicken with black rice salad

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This easy Portuguese chicken with black rice salad is the perfect solution for busy weeknights. It's nourishing, tasty and on the table in 15 minutes flat. What a winner!

  • Serves4
  • Cook time5 minutes
  • Prep time10 minutes
Portuguese chicken with black rice salad


  • 2 x 250g pkts Coles Microwavable Black Rice
  • 150g snow peas, trimmed
  • 150g sugar snap peas, trimmed
  • ½ red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 red capsicum, seeded, thinly sliced
  • 1 Coles Portuguese Hot Roast Chicken (see tip)
  • ¼ cup (60ml) lemon juice
  • 2 tbs olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • Coriander leaves, to serve

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  1. Step 1

    Heat the rice following packet directions.
  2. Step 2

    Meanwhile, cook snow peas and sugar snap peas in a saucepan of boiling water for 2-3 mins or until bright green and tender crisp. Refresh under cold water. Drain. Halve snow peas and sugar snap peas.
  3. Step 3

    Combine rice, snow pea mixture, onion and capsicum in a large bowl. Season. Transfer to a serving platter.
  4. Step 4

    Cut the chicken into portions and arrange over the rice mixture on the platter. Combine lemon juice, oil, garlic and paprika in a small bowl. Drizzle lemon juice mixture over chicken. Sprinkle with coriander leaves to serve.

Recipe tip

You can replace the Portuguese Hot Roast Chicken with a plain BBQ chicken and drizzle with peri peri sauce.