Lemon Chicken – Trying to eat healthy food:
This recipe for healthy lemon chicken is very quick and simple. I made mine using the wings and legs from the Organic Chicken in my Abel and Cole box this week. If you don’t plan on feeding a whole family, it’s quite a good idea to take the legs and wings off a roasting bird and cook them separately. They cook at a different speed to the breast meat – so by making your own ‘crown roast’ you can help to keep the breast meat tender and still have joints for a great casserole. But it works just as well with chicken breasts (preferably bone on), or with a pack of chicken thighs. I’ve already had my crown roast and, given I am trying to be healthy this week (I have a gym assessment on Monday), I wanted to cook something with no cream or excess fat!
So, here’s my healthy lemon chicken.
I had this with some pink fir apple potatoes from the Abel and Cole box to go with the chicken and a little green salad. If you want to make life really easy for yourself, you could add new potatoes in at the start of the cooking so they braise in the lemony chickeny liquid. You might need to add a little more wine and water if you do that. And if you are using chicken breasts, cut the cooking time down a bit to make sure you don’t dry out the delicate meat.