Hello hello!! I’m so sorry I left you in the lurch for so long – the last few months haven’t been easy! But since you’re here for the food, not my life story, let’s get cracking!
So me and my husband put on (a lot of) weight during the pandemic. Specifically during the first two lockdowns, I gained around 15 kg (!!!!). So it was only a matter of time before joints started aching, clothes stopped fitting, and we had to put ourselves on a “diet”. Now, we’re not doing a drastic diet or anything like that, but we’re striving to move more, eat less, and eat a bit better. This dish is very simple, but very balanced, and reasonably low on calories – around 450 kcal per portion! What’s not to love? Here’s what you will need:
- 1-2 lemons
- 100 g clotted cream (you can substitute for mascarpone cheese or cream cheese)
- Chicken breast – one per person
- Salt and pepper
- Handful of flour
- For sides, I served green beans and roast potatoes
- Open each chicken breast, giving it a cut or two to be level all over.
- Cover the chicken breasts with cling film, and bash them with a rolling pin until they are flattened and about 1 cm thick.
- On a clean plate, add some flour and season it with salt and pepper, mixing everything together.
- Dip the flattened chicken breasts in the flour mixture, ensuring they are thoroughly coated. Shake off the excess flour.
- Heat a frying pan on medium heat, and add a good drizzle of olive oil. Once hot, cook the chicken breasts for about 5 minutes each side.
- Once the chicken is cooked, reserve the chicken breasts, add the clotted cream and the lemon juice. I like it quite lemon-y, so I used two lemons. Cook for 1 minute, stirring.
- Serve with the lemon sauce on top, along with your sides.
Here’s what my chicken looked like:
And that’s it! This takes around 10-15 minutes, plus your sides. With my roasties and beans, it took me 30 minutes from start to finish.
I hope you like this recipe. Now it’s your turn – please let me know in the comments if you’ve tried it, what you thought, and maybe even send a picture of your chicken!