Honeyed sesame chicken with peach & cucumber salad

Honeyed sesame chicken with peach & cucumber salad

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 25 mins

Easy

Serves 4
Give chicken breasts a sticky coating and serve with an unusual salad for a healthy lunch

Nutrition and extra info

  • Healthy

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal373
  • fat22g
  • saturates4g
  • carbs12g
  • sugars12g
  • fibre2g
  • protein33g
  • salt0.18g
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Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp sunflower oil

    Sunflower oil

    A variety of oils can be used for baking. Sunflower is the one we use most often at Good Food as…

  • 4 skin-on chicken breast, preferably corn-fed
  • 2 tbsp good-quality clear honey
  • 2 tsp sesame seeds

For the salad

  • 1 small cucumber, peeled and deseeded
  • small piece red chilli, chopped
  • zest and juice 1 large lime

    Lime

    ly-m

    The same shape, but smaller than…

  • 2 ripe peaches

    Peach

    pee-ch

    Sweet, juicy and fragrant, peaches are one of the most beautiful fruit around. Around the size…

  • 1 tsp good-quality clear honey
  • 3 tbsp olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 2 handfuls lamb's lettuce, washed and dried

    Lamb's lettuce

    lams lett-ess

    Sometimes known as Corn Salad, lamb's lettuce has long spoon-shaped dark leaves and a…

Method

  1. Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. Heat the sunflower oil in a large frying pan over a medium heat. Season the chicken breasts with a little salt on both sides and sauté, skin-side down. After about 5 mins, when the skin is brown and crisp, flip the chicken and brown it lightly all over. Transfer to a baking tray and coat each breast in the honey. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and roast for 10-12 mins until cooked through.

  2. Meanwhile, to make the salad, slice the cucumber and toss in a bowl with the chilli and lime zest. Tip the peaches into another bowl and pour over boiling water, then immediately refresh under a cold tap. Peel, then slice and add to the cucumber and chilli. Mix the lime juice with the honey and oil. Toss with the lamb’s lettuce and cucumber salad. Lovely served with a chilled white wine, such as Gewürztraminer or Pinot Gris.

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Comments (3)

rachthecook's picture
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I made with it skinless thigh fillets instead of breasts and the chicken was very succulent. I made roast potatoes to fill up the plate but if i were to make it again- which I probably will, I would also serve 2 thighs/breasts per person instead of one. I also added a splash of balsamic to the salad. On the whole, a light and tasty meal.

siobainmoore's picture
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Salad and Chicken were very sweet together but nice for a summer dinner

axiswidow's picture
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It's always a struggle to get my husband to eat anything resembling a salad, but I prepared this meal exactly per the recipe and he loved it. The combination of the honey, chicken and peaches was both refreshing and tasty and I now have a convert at home!

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