Herb crusted chicken

Herb crusted chicken

Chicken breasts, lightly coated in a herb crust with a hint of lemon, makes a simple supper served on a bed of new season vegetables.

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Serves: 4

4 boneless chicken breasts

lemon, grated zest and juice

100g breadcrumbs (white or brown)

1 tbsp parsley

tbsp tarragon

tbsp thyme

2 tbsps oil or butter

  1. Pre-heat the oven to med. (mark 4, 180C).
  2. Finely chop the herbs and add to a large mixing bowl with the breadcrumbs, lemon zest and juice. I dipped the chicken breasts straight into the herb mixture for a light coating, but dipping them in beaten egg first (as you would when making goujons) will ensure that a thicker layer of herby breadcrumbs stick to the chicken, but I quite like the simplicity of just the herb crumb.
  3. Drizzle each coated breast with oil, or dot with butter and bake for 30-40mins (make sure the breasts are thoroughly cooked).
  4. Serve with minted new potatoes, broad beans and peas, or other seasonal fresh vegetables.

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Photographs: David Merewether
Recipes Type: Baking & Deserts

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