Chicken, Feta and Roasted Beetroot Bake

Slimming Eats Chicken, Feta and Roasted Beetroot Bake - gluten free, Slimming World (SP) and Weight Watchers friendly

I love roasted beets and they go really well with some Feta. I serve this dish with some brown rice pasta, but it would be great served with rice or just as it is with a big salad for a Original or SP day.

This recipe is gluten free, Slimming World (SP) and Weight Watchers friendly

Slimming Eats Recipe

Serves 3

Extra Easy – 1 HEa per serving

Original/SP – 1 HEa per serving

Ingredients

  • 300g/10.5oz of chicken thigh (all visible fat removed), sliced into bitesize chunks
  • 8 small fresh beetroots
  • 1 red onion, roughly chopped
  • 5 cloves of garlic
  • fresh thyme
  • mixed Italian herbs
  • salt and black pepper
  • spray oil
  • 135g/4.5oz of Feta Cheese (3xHEa’s)

 

Method

Preheat oven to 180c or 350f (gas mark 4)

Remove leaves from beetroot and set aside.  Scrub beets until clean and then slice into quarters.

Place in an oven proof dish, scatter with the onion and garlic and some fresh thyme and season well with salt and black pepper.

Slimming Eats Chicken, Feta and Roasted Beetroot Bake - gluten free, Slimming World (SP) and Weight Watchers friendly

Spray over the top with spray oil. Place in the oven and roast until a beetroot is softened and onion and garlic and caramelised.

When beetroot is almost done. Season chicken this with salt and black pepper and sprinkle with some mixed Italian herbs, spray a frying pan over a medium high heat with some spray oil, add the chicken and fry until lightly golden.

Slimming Eats Chicken, Feta and Roasted Beetroot Bake - gluten free, Slimming World (SP) and Weight Watchers friendly

Scatter the chicken thigh meat into the dish with the beetroot, onion and garlic and crumble your feta cheese over the top.

Slimming Eats Chicken, Feta and Roasted Beetroot Bake - gluten free, Slimming World (SP) and Weight Watchers friendly

Place back in the oven for approx 15-20mins until chicken is cooked through.

Serve with your choice of sides. I served mine with brown rice past and the leaves from the beetroot sauteed in a pan with a little stock.

Enjoy!!

Slimming Eats Chicken, Feta and Roasted Beetroot Bake - gluten free, Slimming World (SP) and Weight Watchers friendly

Slimming Eats Chicken, Feta and Roasted Beetroot Bake - gluten free, Slimming World (SP) and Weight Watchers friendly

The recipe above has been calculated for Slimming World, however for those of you following the Weight Watchers plan or another calorie controlled type diet. Below is the approx nutritional information:

 

Approx NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION

1 serving (with no sides)

Calories

318

Fat

14.2g

Saturated Fat

6.3g

Total Carbohydrate

20.1g

Dietary Fibre

3.4g

Sugars

13.9g

Protein

            27.9g

Slimming Eats Chicken, Feta and Roasted Beetroot Bake - gluten free, Slimming World (SP) and Weight Watchers friendly

  • Chrissy

    I love your recipes, decided to try a new one today I am just prepping it now. I don’t often see beets for sale in England and definitely not with any green leaves still attached. I have never cooked with beets before. I bought eight beets, but being unfamiliar with them I am not sure if they are small ones or not, I suspect not, I seem to have a lot of beet and ¼ pieces of are quite large. How much beet in weight would you recommend for this recipe. Also I was unsure about the garlic cloves, do they go into the oven proof dish whole? Thanks

  • Admin

    sorry for the late reply, I am not sure on the weight of the beets, but as the are a free/speed food I wouldnt worry about having too much, you just may need to add a bit more spray oil. The garlic cloves go in whole. Hope it worked out for you 🙂

  • Chrissy

    As you could tell I had no experience of cooking with beets. The ones I had, I now realise, were big, I only used four in the end. I also had no idea that they took such a long time to bake. The dish was was nice and could be delicious, however, as I had not allowed enough roasting time for the beets, they were a bit hard. I will make again, but will try & source beetroots from a farmers market, rather than the supermarket,so hopefully smaller & with their greens, and also make sure I roast them for at least 1 hr 30 mins. The beetroot goes so well with the feta. I have been reading how healthy beets are and am amazed, so definitely one to add to the list. 🙂