Glazed chicken over winter mash

Glazed chicken over winter mash

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Prep: 10 mins - 15 mins Cook: 40 mins - 45 mins


Serves 4
A healthy family chicken meal to keep you warm in the winter months - it's low in fat too

Nutrition and extra info

  • Healthy

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal238
  • fat3g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs19g
  • sugars6g
  • fibre5g
  • protein36g
  • salt0.32g
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  • 500g carrots, roughly chopped



    The carrot, with its distinctive bright orange colour, is one of the most versatile root…

  • 2 large leeks, roughly chopped



    Like garlic and onion, leeks are a member of the allium family, but have their own distinct…

  • 1 lemon



    Oval in shape with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile…

  • 2 tbsp clear honey



    Honey is made by bees from the nectar they collect from flowers. Viscous and fragrant, it's…

  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts, about 140g/5oz each



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  • 50g watercress, roughly chopped



    With deep green leaves, and crisp, paler stems, watercress is related to mustard and is one of…

  • lemon wedges, to serve



    Oval in shape with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile…


  1. Put the carrots in a large saucepan of water and bring to the boil. After 10 minutes, add the leeks and boil for another 15 minutes until very tender.

  2. Meanwhile, preheat the grill to high. Grate the zest from the lemon and squeeze 1 tablespoon of the juice. Mix the honey, lemon zest and juice and brush half on the underside of the chicken. Put the chicken glazed side up on a foil lined baking tray and grill for 5-6 minutes. Turn over and carefully brush with the remaining honey mixture. Grill for another 5-6 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through, rolling it in the caramelised honey on the tray so it gets a lovely golden glaze.

  3. Drain and roughly mash the carrots and leeks. Season, then stir in the watercress until it has wilted. Serve the chicken on a bed of mash with lemon wedges on the side.

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20th Oct, 2009
This recipe looked really nice in the picture, but when I made it the glaze burnt under the grill. How do you stop that happening so it looks appetizing like in the picture?!
3rd Feb, 2008
Was pleasantly surprised with this dish, a lot tastier than I expected. Would be good to serve with potatoes as well.
18th Jan, 2008
I would make the chicken again but using chicken thighs ('s not out of the ordinary, a typical barbecue type recipe) but found the mash unsatisfying as an accompaniment. Apart from not really complimenting the chicken it was a bit of a mushy non-event.
11th Jan, 2008
the mash would be great using sweet potato instead of carrot
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