Lemon, Herb & Butter Chicken

This lemon and herb chicken is super delicious and perfect for an easy, light dinner. 

Serves 2 (one breast each)
Ingredients:

  • 4 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder 
  • 1/2 brown onion, sliced thinly 
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 2 tbsp lemon rind
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 3 tbsp. olive oil 
  • pinch of salt
  • pinch of pepper
  • Rice to serve
  • 10 asparagus spears, bottoms cut off  

Directions:

  1. In a large mixing bowl add lemon rind, garlic, chilli, parsley, turmeric, butter, salt and pepper and 2 tbsp olive oil. Mix well. 
  2. Add chicken to the mixture and coat well. Leave in the fridge to marinate for 1-2 hours. 
  3. On a large pan, splash 1 tbsp. olive oil and heat over medium heat. 
  4. Add asparagus and onion to the pan. Sprinkle salt and pepper and cook for 5-6 minutes or until asparagus has softened and onion is translucent. 
  5. Take asparagus out of the pan and place 1 tbsp of butter into the pan. 
  6. Cook chicken breast for 6-7 minutes on each side, or until completely cooked though (make sure to cut open to check!) 
  7. Leave to rest for 2-3 minutes before cutting. 
  8. Serve with rice & Asparagus mixture. 

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