Orange and lemon chicken

A simple and zesty healthy chicken recipe; perfect for a quick mid-week meal

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Nutrition (per portion)

Calories336
Total Fat--

Saturated Fat

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Total Carbohydrate--

Sugars

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Serves: 2

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Ingredients

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  • 2 skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • Zest and juice of 1 orange
  • Zest and juice of 1 lemon
  • ½ tsp dried thyme
  • 20g butter
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Method

  1. Cut the chicken breasts in half widthways, making two fat pieces.
  2. Make a cut about 2.5cm long into the thickest part of each chicken piece. This flattens the chicken slightly allowing it to cook quicker and makes a simple butterfly shape.
  3. Heat the oil in a frying pan over a medium/high heat. When hot, add the chicken pieces. Sprinkle over the orange and lemon zest and the thyme and season well with salt and pepper. Cook for 3–4 minutes on each side, until golden and just cooked through.
  4. Add the orange and juices to the pan and allow to sizzle. Reduce the heat to low and let the sauce bubble for 2 minutes. Transfer the chicken to a warm plate.
  5. Add the butter to the pan and cook over a high heat for 2–4 minutes, until you have a thick glossy sauce. Pour over the chicken and serve immediately.

     

    Recipe by Claire Young, author of 'Beat The Bloat' (£7.99, Orion).

     

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