Recipe: Lemon Thyme Chicken with Pineapple Salsa

Doesn’t this summer weather just make you crave fresh, tasty and healthy food? For me, it is so much easier to stick to a healthy diet when you actually want to eat salads and vegetables! Of course, I still crave an  ice lolly after tea but more on that in my next post…

This recipe is fresh, filling and healthy. Whilst there are a few steps to the method, it is really simple to make and there are no tricky techniques involves, so read on and get cooking!

Ingredients (serves 2)

(Image taken from Google, I ate mine before snapping a photo)
  • 2 x chicken breast – skin on for extra crispiness
  • handful of lemon thyme – finely chopped
  • 1 x tin of pineapple chunks in syrup OR 1/2 fresh pineapple
  • 1 x tbsp light soy sauce
  • 1/2 red chilli – deseeded and chopped finely
  • 2 x Garlic clove – crushed or chopped finely
  • olive oil, salt and pepper
  • 2 x rustic bread rolls
  • salad leaves

Method – pre-heat the oven to 180 degrees C/ Gas Mark 4/ 350 degrees farenheit

1. combine the lemon thyme, salt, pepper and olive oil in a bowl and then spread onto the chicken skin

2. leave to marinade for at least 1 hour

3. heat an oven-proof frying pan or paella pan over the hob and add the chicken, skin side down

4. cook the chicken for 3-4 minutes on a high heat but don’t let it burn

5. flip the chicken over and place it in the oven – cook for between 20 and 30 minutes depending on how large the chicken is

6. whilst the chicken is cooking, chop the fresh pineapple or drain the tinned pineapple

7. combine the pineapple, chili and soy sauce in a bowl. If you are using real pineapple, add a spoonful of sugar, the tinned pineapple already has syrup

8. cut the rustic bread rolls in half and and rub with the garlic and drizzle with olive oil – set aside

9. add the salad leaves to your plates and also the pineapple salsa

10. check your chicken and when it is cooked through, remove from the oven and place in foil to rest

11. as your chicken is resting, place the bread in the oven to toast

12. slice the chicken and place on top of the salad leaves

13. take the bread out of the oven and serve with the chicken and salsa

When you eat this meal, the smoky herby chicken will mix with the fresh pineapple and create a burst of flavour in your mouth!





One thought on “Recipe: Lemon Thyme Chicken with Pineapple Salsa

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