Recipes from Candida Diet Foods

Roasted Chicken Breasts with Thyme, Lemon & Garlic

07/02/2017 20:44

For 4 servings

Prep and cook time: 50 min

Difficulty: medium

Cannot be frozen


3 large chicken breasts, trimmed

3 tbsp olive oil

1 small garlic head, cloves separated and lightly crushed

1 small fennel bulb, quartered

2 lemons, 1 sliced, the other juiced

300 ml | 11 fl oz | 1 1/3 cups water

2 - 3 tbsp thyme, leaves only, chopped

oregano or thyme sprigs, to garnish, if desired

sea salt

freshly ground black pepper


1 Preheat the oven to 190°C (170° fan) | 375F | gas 5.

2 Rub the chicken breasts with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Heat a cast-iron frying pan over a moderate heat until hot.

3 Sear the chicken in the hot pan until golden-brown all over. Reduce the heat to low and arrange the breasts with their skins facing up.

4 Tuck the garlic cloves, fennel, and lemon slices around the pan, in between and on the chicken breasts. Cover with the lemon juice and water.

5 Bring to a simmer over a moderate heat before transferring to the oven to finish cooking, about 30 minutes until the chicken breasts are cooked through and the liquid has reduced.

6 Remove from the oven and leave to stand briefly before adjusting the seasoning to taste and serving with a sprinkle of chopped thyme and some oregano or thyme sprigs on top.

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