Friday, April 11, 2008

Broccoli Lemon Chicken

Today I am very busy so won't have much time for blogging. So here's one I prepared earlier....I thought I would let you drool or not over a meal I cooked last week taken from the 101 one-pot dishes

Recipe:
1 tbsp groundnut or sunflower oil
340g pack mini chicken breast fillets (sometimes called goujons)

2 garlic cloves sliced
2oog pack tender-stem broccoli (stems halved if very long)
200ml/7fl oz chicken stock
1 heaped tsp cornflour

1 tbsp clear honey or 2tsp golden caster sugar

grated zest of half lemon (and juice of 1 lemon)

large handful of roasted cashew nuts

Method:
Heat the oil in a large frying pan or wok
Add chicken and fry 3-4 mins until golden. Remove from the pan and add the garlic and broccoli. Stir fry for a minute or so, then cover and cook 2 minutes more until almost tender (took longer).
2 Mix the stock, cornflour and honey or sugar well, then pour into pan and stir until thickened. Tip the chicken back into the pan and let it heat through, then add the lemon zest and juice and the cashew nuts. Stir,then serve straight away.
Takes 15-25 minutes
Serves 2 generously.
Remember the broccoli is 'al dente'.

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26 Comments:

At 11/4/08 08:33, Blogger Beccy said...

Looks good, someone really special must have given you that book!

 
At 11/4/08 08:54, Blogger ChrisB said...

beccy now let me think ....wonder who that could be...the link reveals all!

 
At 11/4/08 09:26, Blogger Willowtree said...

That made my tummy rumble. Those broccoli look interesting, almost like asparagus, I've never seen them.

 
At 11/4/08 10:26, Anonymous Grannymar said...

I thought it looked like asparagus too. Might just try it for dinner tonight. Thanks Chris.

 
At 11/4/08 10:54, Anonymous tiger lamb girl said...

That seriously looks delicious! And it is something I can have on my diet.

 
At 11/4/08 11:35, Blogger Steffi said...

That looks good and you make me hungry,Chris ;O))!

 
At 11/4/08 12:46, Blogger Alix said...

Yes I'm drooling and I don't even eat chicken!

 
At 11/4/08 13:58, Blogger PAT said...

Looks delicious, Chris. I love those one pot dinners!

Pat

 
At 11/4/08 15:02, Blogger Ari_1965 said...

Looks very tasty.
What is groundnut oil? I have sesame oil or olive oil. Would either one of these do?

 
At 11/4/08 15:04, Blogger Ari_1965 said...

By the way, this type of broccoli is called broccolini in Minnesota. You can only find it fresh in stores with great produce selections. I've yet to see it in the frozen or bagged areas. I don't know why--it's so good!

 
At 11/4/08 15:24, Blogger ChrisB said...

ari_1965 I actually used olive oil~ I think you can use what ever suits you.

It's always fresh in my local supermarket store but it is not grown here and is imported so is expensive (I think it is the equivalent of just over $3. Interesting you call it broccolini!

TLG I think I liked it more than Embee. I would do it again but I might steam the broccoli just to get the stems slightly more cooked.

 
At 11/4/08 17:38, Blogger Deborah said...

That looks lovely Chris, really fresh. You've done some good stuff with that book! ;-)

 
At 11/4/08 18:34, Blogger Beckie said...

That looks fantastic!

 
At 11/4/08 19:37, Blogger john.g. said...

Nice!!

 
At 11/4/08 22:34, Blogger Aoj & The Lurchers said...

Mmmm now that looks good!

 
At 12/4/08 05:09, Blogger Pamela said...

broccolini? that explains it.

Yummy it looks.

 
At 12/4/08 05:11, Blogger Barbara said...

Great recipe Chris. I've never heard of chicken fillets as goujons. Must be a UK thing.

 
At 12/4/08 07:48, Blogger katy said...

yep i am drolling and it is only ten to eight am!!!
just want to say glad your mum had been given the all clear x

 
At 12/4/08 09:14, Blogger Joy T. said...

Yummers!! I'm going to print this out for sure!

 
At 12/4/08 13:16, Blogger Misslionheart♥ said...

That looks great! I have all the ingredients apart from the cashew nuts (which the kids wouldn't eat anyway)

Will make it soon!

 
At 12/4/08 13:45, Blogger laurie said...

oh whoa whoa... i am totally making this. i love broccoli. and lemon. YUM.

thanks!

 
At 13/4/08 06:02, Blogger bermudabluez said...

This looks terrific...I must try it!

 
At 13/4/08 16:12, Blogger kitten said...

Yummy!!!!

 
At 14/4/08 14:52, Blogger Cynthia said...

Tonights dinner is already planned but it looks like I have found tomorrows!

 
At 14/4/08 21:33, Blogger laurie said...

i made this and it was pretty good, but i was confused by the part of the recipe that said to add the stock.... what stock? was there an ingredient missing?

 
At 14/4/08 21:33, Blogger laurie said...

and i agree with you on steaming the broccoli first.

 

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