Are you in need of a quick and tasty recipe for dinner? Chicken breasts always come to the rescue as they cook really quickly, they are tender and easy to prepare.
Chicken is also white meat so it is lighter and healthier than the red meat. I cooked chicken fillets with capers, lemon and a splash of white wine; the saltiness of the capers combined with the tanginess of the lemon worked wonders with chicken. In minutes you have a tasty dish which you can serve with a quick salad.
I have used Pomora olive oil, a good quality extra virgin Italian olive oil which you can get through their adoption pack for £29 per quarter on a subscription basis. You can adopt your own tree in Italy and then receive a shipment of 3x250ml tins of oil every quarter.
I served this chicken dish with arugola salad and they polished their plates, even the children. These are the recipes which give me most satisfaction, I don't like spending ages on the stove even if I like cooking. Life is busy for everyone but we do need to eat healthy on a daily bases in order to keep our energy up, so quick and easy is a must for everyday cooking!
This time I have tried Pomora olive oil all'aglio, flavoured with garlic which improved the flavour of this dish. Very nice just like the other ones.
- Prep Time : 20 minutes
- Cook Time : 15 minutes
- Yield : 2
Slice the chicken breasts into strips, sprinkle them with salt and coat them with the flour, shake them a little to remove the excess flour.
In a pan heat up 3 tbsp of olive oil, add the chicken and brown it for a couple of minutes each side. Sprinkle with pepper, add the wine, the hot water and 1 tsp of corn or rice flour to thicken up the sauce and stir a little. Turn the heat down and continue cooking at a gentle heat with the lid on for 10 minutes. Add the capers, the juice of half a lemon and the zest then continue cooking for a couple of minutes.
Put the chicken on your serving dish, pour the capers sauce of top, drizzle with a little olive oil and sprinkle with the chopped parsley. I have thinly sliced the chicken pieces to make it look prettier on the plate but this is optional.
This post is sponsored by Pomora, all opinions are my own.