Chicken is one of those things that absorbs flavour really well and is really versatile. Some people find chicken boring but if you find some easy go-to flavour packed recipes you’ll be golden.
How about? Sweet Soy Glazed Chicken or Oregano Chicken or may be even Almond Crusted Chicken.
Pack a few recipes like this in your bag o’ tricks and you’ll always have some way to spice up a good old healthy chicken breast.
2 x 6 oz organic chicken breasts
2 tbsp fennel seeds
1 lemon – zested
1 tbsp olive oil
olive oil – for searing
1/2 cup homemade chicken broth
Begin by sauteing the fennel seeds; Preheat skillet on medium heat for 30 seconds. Add the seeds directly into dry pan. Saute for 4-5 minutes tossing occasionally. This is done to enhance the aroma and flavour from the seeds. Once the seeds brown, ideally you want to put them in a mortar and pestle to smash them to extract even more flavour. Don’t worry if you don’t have one. You can add the seeds to a coffee grinder or just simply leave them as is (whole).
To the seeds add lemon zest and olive oil and toss chicken. Marinate in rub for 2 hours up to 6.
Preheat oven to 400°F.
Preheat saute pan on high for 1 minute. Season chicken with S&P. Drizzle 1 tbsp olive oil and sear chicken for 2-3 minutes each side until golden. Place chicken on foiled oven tray and pour broth around it. This is my way of keeping moisture in the breast. Pop in oven for 7-8 minutes or until internal temp 165F.
Serve with pea mash:
Make mash potatoes as normal but just before draining, add 1 cup of garden peas to your colander so the hot water runs over them as you’re draining the potatoes. Once drained, puree everything in a food processor. This will give your mash a finer, smoother texture. Taste and season with S&P.
All recipes are made with the finest quality farmers market whole foods, natural and non-processed ingredients.