I feel like chicken tonight!

Well at least a few times a week I do! Chicken breast makes up a large portion of my diet. It has very little fat and a huge amount of protein so makes for an excellent meal option for those of us working on creating a bootylicious booty. Of course other lean meats feature in my diet but I can seem to go past a tender tasty breast of chicken. Mmm juicy.

I loved this recipe by Jamie Oliver. The original called for mash but I replaced it with steamed veggies for a lower calorie option.

Ingredients

2 x Tomatoes
4 tbsp Basil, Fresh
1/8 cup finely sliced green onions
Chilli to your taste
1 lb Chicken Breast (boneless,skinless)
1 tsp Lemon Juice
1 tsp Thyme, Fresh
1/2 tsp Salt
1/2 tsp Pepper, Black
2 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
2 tbsp Red Wine Vinegar

Chop tomatoes and Basil Leaves. Finely slice chili. Place all in mixing bowl with the finely sliced greena onions. Add lug of olive oil and red wine vinegar

Score underside of Chicken Breast with small knife in criss-cross fashion. Season with Salt and Pepper.

Lay chicken breasts, cut-side down, on chopping board. Cover with plastic wrap and bash with heavy pan/ mallet until 1/2 inch thick.

Grate zest of lemon over chicken. Sprinkle thyme. Drizzle with Olive Oil.

Place frying pan over medium heat. Once hot, add olive oil. Add chicken and cook for 3 minutes per side until golden and cooked through.

Place Chicken Breast on plates. Spoon over good dollop of tomato relish and drizzle with olive oil. Serve with steamed veggies and baby chat potatoes.

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