This light and fresh chicken recipe from Donna Hay is perfect for warm summer evenings...


  • 2 x 200g chicken breast fillets, trimmed

  • 150g haloumi, cut into 4 slices

  • 1 tablespoon shredded lemon zest

  • 6 sprigs lemon thyme

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 tablespoon honey

  • fig and rocket (arugula) salad, to serve


  • 1.

    Preheat oven to 180°C (350°F).

  • 2.

    Place the chicken, haloumi, zest and lemon thyme in a ceramic baking dish.

  • 3.

    Combine the oil and honey and pour over.

  • 4.

    Bake for 18–20 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.

  • 5.

    Serve with a fig and rocket salad.


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Posted by Gillian76Report
These were really nice. Loved the baked haloumi.
Posted by Lou22Report
I used chicken marylands for this recipe. They were lovely.
Posted by deepkickgirlReport
Yummy and super easy. I served it with creamy mashed potato (made in my new Thermomix!) - which was lovely for soaking up the lemony/honey sauce. Next time I will definitely serve it with something green as well. Probably will try a little garlic as well. Will make it again and again.
Posted by Karrie3Report
Super easy but super tasty and impressive with complex layered flavours. I sliced red peppers as bed for chicken and loved the colour contrast while peppers were super sweet and whole dish absolutely delish!!
Posted by GL23Report
Absolutely my favourite dinner party main served with a rocket & fig salad as Donna suggests. I've already made it 3 times. What a great combination of flavours, even if it wasn't so quick and easy to prepare & cook, I'd still want to serve this to guests. It is definitely a WOW dish!!