Chicken is wonderfully versatile; you can throw it in a stir fry, roast it in the oven, whack it in a curry, or simply grill it on the barbecue - no matter what the approach, you are bound to create something really tasty.
To make things a bit easier for you, the team at Bord Bia’s Food Advisory Centre have come up with some recipes to satisfy your craving for chicken. The good news is they are as easy to make as they are to eat.
Pan-fried chicken with walnut & lemon dressing
4 chicken breasts, skin on
Salt, pepper, and lemon juice
2-3 cloves of garlic
Juice of a lemon
1 tsp of ground cumin
2 tbsp of coriander, chopped
125ml olive oil
Salt, pepper, and sugar to taste
4 scallions, chopped
Season the chicken with salt, pepper and lemon juice. Set aside.
Set the oven to Gas Mark 4, 180°C, 350°F.
Toast the walnuts in a dry pan, then tip them into the processor with the other dressing ingredients. Whiz for a few seconds. Taste for seasoning; leave in the fridge until ready to serve.
Heat a pan or black grill pan. Cook the chicken skin-side down for four to five minutes to get a delicious crisp skin. Turn over and cook for another two to three minutes.
Finish the cooking for another 10 to 15 minutes in the hot oven.
The dish is very good when served with spinach, a few new potatoes, and a spoonful of the dressing on top. Any leftover dressing will last for a week in the refrigerator.