Crushed potatoes with sizzled chicken
- Preparation and cooking time
- Total time
- Ready in 25-35 minutes
- Serves 4
Full of fresh flavour and superhealthy, this quick-to-make chicken dish is a simple summer treat
- 1.3kg waxy potato such as Desirée, cut into large chunks
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 3large skinless boneless chicken breast fillets , each sliced into 6-8 pieces
- 50g SunBlush tomato or sun-dried tomatoes (drained really well)
- 50g black olive
- 4 rosemary sprigs
- 1 lemon , grated zest and juice
- 1 tsp wholegrain mustard
- a couple of handfuls of watercress
- STEP 1
Put the potatoes on to cook in a pan of lightly salted boiling water. When they have been simmering for about 10 minutes, start to cook the chicken.
- STEP 2
Measure 2 teaspoons of the olive oil into a large frying pan or wok. Heat it, then add the chicken pieces but don’t stir them immediately – just let them sear for a few seconds over a high heat so they get nice and brown. Now turn them over and sear on the other side. Turn the heat down and cook for a few more minutes until golden.
- STEP 3
Add the tomatoes, olives and rosemary sprigs to the pan with the chicken. Stir everything together well and cook gently for a couple of minutes. Season the mixture with black pepper.
- STEP 4
Meanwhile, make the dressing by mixing the rest of the olive oil together with the lemon zest, lemon juice and mustard. Season with a little salt and pepper.
- STEP 5
Strew the watercress over 4 serving plates. Drain the potatoes then spoon them over the watercress. Crush each potato lightly with a fork. Share out the chicken mixture, piling it on top of the potatoes, then drizzle the lot with the olive oil and lemon dressing.
MAKING WITH TOFU
For a vegetarian version, use 2 x 220g packets of smoked tofu instead of the chicken. Cut it into cubes and fry it gently in the olive oil for about 4-5 minutes before adding the tomatoes, olives and rosemary.
MAKING WITH EGGS
Poached eggs make a great alternative to chicken – the dressing mingles with the egg and potatoes and tastes fantastic. But omit the olives.