Tarragon Chicken with Lemon, Spinach and Leek Bulgur

Lemon yoghurt compliments this dish perfectly.

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Tarragon Chicken with Lemon, Spinach and Leek Bulgur

This dish most recently appeared in My Classic food bag on Sunday, April 30, 2017.


  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 leek, white and pale green part only, quartered lengthways and finely sliced
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1½ cups bulgur wheat
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 1½ cups water
  • ½ bag baby spinach leaves, roughly chopped *
  • Zest of 1 lemon (reserve 1 teaspoon for lemon yoghurt)
  • Juice of 1 lemon


  • 600g chicken breasts
  • 1 tablespoon tarragon spice mix
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon runny honey
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 punnet cherry tomatoes, cut in half *


  • ½ cup natural yoghurt
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 Heat butter and a drizzle of oil in a medium pot on medium heat. Cook leek and salt for 3–4 minutes, until soft. Add bulgur, stir and cook for 1 minute, until coated. Add stock and water and bring to a boil. As soon as it boils, cover with a tight-fitting lid, reduce to lowest heat and cook for 8 minutes.
  • 2 Remove from heat and leave to steam, still covered, for a further 8 minutes. Do not lift lid during cooking. Once cooked, fluff up grains with a fork and gently fold through spinach, lemon zest and juice. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • 3 While bulgur is cooking, prepare the rest of the meal. Pat chicken dry with paper towels and slice each breast, lengthways, into 1.5–2cmwide strips. Add to a medium bowl with tarragon spice mix, mustard, honey and olive oil, season with salt and mix to coat well.
  • 4 Heat a drizzle of olive oil in a large fry-pan on medium-high heat. Cook chicken, in batches, for 2–3 minutes each side (depending on thickness), until browned and cooked through. Set aside, covered in foil, to rest while you cook tomatoes.
  • 5 Wipe pan clean with a paper towel, add a drizzle of olive oil and return to medium-high heat. Cook cherry tomatoes for 1–2 minutes, until starting to blister, shake pan occasionally. In a small bowl, combine yoghurt and lemon zest.
  • TO SERVE divide lemon, spinach and leek bulgur between plates and top with chicken and cherry tomatoes. Dollop with lemon yoghurt.
  • SERVES 4-5

Nutritional Information

  • Energy: 1914 kj / 457 kcal
  • Protein: 37.6g
  • Carbohydrate: 34.2g
  • Fat: 16.9g


  • Pantry staple
  • * Shared ingredient with another recipe

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