Honeyed sesame chicken with peach & cucumber salad

Honeyed sesame chicken with peach & cucumber salad

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Cooking time

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 25 mins

Skill level



Serves 4

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

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Healthy
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving



  • 2 tbsp sunflower oil
  • 4 skin-on chicken breasts, 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
  • 2 ripe peaches
  • 1 tsp good-quality clear honey
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 handfuls lamb's lettuce, washed and dried

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  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.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, July 2010

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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!