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Lemon Chicken with Herbed Rice


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  • 1 cup flour
  • 3 tbsp smoked paprika
  • sea salt and pepper
  • 2 chicken breast fillets cut into bite sized pieces
  • 3 tbsp butter melted
  • green chile slices for garnish
  • Lemon sauce
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • 3/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup italian salad dressing
  • finely grated zest of 1 lemon
  • sea salt and pepper
  • Herbed rice
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 small onion finely diced
  • 2 cups basmati rice rinsed with cold running water then drained
  • 2 scallions, trimmed and thinly sliced
  • small handful flat leaf parsley finely chopped
  • salt and pepper


Servings 2


Step 1

preheat the oven to 425
to make the sauce, combine all the ingredients with a pinch of salt and pper in a pitcher and chill in the fridge for 30 minutes

mix together the flour, paprika, salt and pepper in a bowl toss the chicken pieces in the seasoned flour, then place in a shallow casserole dish. brush each piece generously with melted butter, then bake for 30 minutes, turn the chicken over and pour the chilled sauce evenly over the top, then reduce the temp to 200 and bake for a further 30 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through but still tender

meanwhile to prepare the rice, heat the oil in a saucepan over menium heat, add the onion and saute for 5 minutes, add the rice and stir to coat. cook for 1 minute,, stirring often, then pour in enough boiling water to cover the rice by about 3/4 inch. turn the heat down to very low, cover with a lid and leave to cook for 10-12 minutes do not stir the rice at all, then turn off the heat and leave the pan to stand covered to 10 minutes. once cooked fluff the rice up with a fork. add the scallion and parsley and season with salt and pepper

spoon the rice onto serving plates, then top with the chicken and any juices, scatter with chile if using and serve immediatly


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