Orange chicken with tomato and lentil salad

Recipe from: 8 December 2015
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Ingredients 18
Servings 1
Minutes 10min + Standing time

Ingredients

Serving Change
  • 4
    chicken breast fillets
  • 2
    Tbs
    olive oil
  • 2
    cloves garlic, crushed
  • juice and grated zest of 1 orange
  • 1
    Tbs
    honey
  • 1
    Tbs
    oregano
  • a generous pinch of dried, crushed chilli flakes
  • sea salt and black pepper
  • 1
    Tbs
    olive oil
  • 1
    Tbs
    butter
  • 175
    g
    assorted cocktail tomatoes, halved
  • 1x 400
    g
    lentils, drained and rinsed
  • 5
    g
    fresh thyme
  • DRESSING:
  • 2
    tsp
    wholegrain mustard
  • a squeeze of lemon juice
  • 1
    tsp
    caster sugar
  • 1/4
    cup
    macadamia oil
 

Method

10min + Standing time
 

Preheat oven to 180ºC.

Place chicken in a shallow bowl. Whisk together olive oil, garlic, orange juice and zest, honey, oregano and chilli, salt and pepper. Pour over chicken. Allow to stand for 10 minutes.

Heat a frying pan, add olive oil and butter. Allow butter to melt, then add chicken, reserving marinade, and cook for 2–3 min on each side or till golden brown.

Place chicken in a small ovenproof pan, add reserved marinade, bake for 10 min. Remove from oven, set aside.

Toss together the tomatoes, lentils and thyme. Whisk together dressing ingredients and pour over lentils.

To serve:

Serve chicken on a bed of lentil and tomato salad; drizzle over remaining pan juices.

Words and image:Fairlady
magazine

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