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  • Chicken Breast with Lemon and Garlic

  • 2 chicken breasts (180g each)

  • 1 tsp fresh garlic

  • 1 Kaffir lime leaf, finely diced

  • 1 tsp fresh coriander

  • 1 tsp fresh parsley

  • ¼ brown onion, finely diced

  • 1 tsp shallots

  • Juice of 1 lemon

  • ¼ tsp salt

  • ½ tsp black pepper

  • ½ cup olive oil

  • Mushroom Risotto

  • 1 ½ cup Arborio rice

  • 1 brown onion, finely diced

  • 1 tsp grated fresh garlic

  • 2 cups mixed mushrooms, sliced

  • 100 ml white wine

  • 1 tsp fresh thyme

  • 3 to 4 cups liquid chicken stock

  • ½ cup finely grated parmesan

  • 1 tsp olive oil

  • 1 tsp fresh parsley

  • 2 tsp butter


  • Chicken Breast with Lemon and Garlic:

  • 1.

    In a bowl, combine the ingredients and add chicken.

  • 2.

    Marinate the chicken in the fridge overnight (or as long as possible).

  • 3.

    Preheat the oven to 200 degrees.

  • 4.

    Remove the chicken from marinade and sear in a hot pan, for two minutes on each side or until golden.

  • 5.

    Line a tray with baking paper and place the chicken on the tray, pouring extra marinade over the top.

  • 6.

    Cook for 12 minutes, remove from the oven and allow to rest for 5 minutes.

  • Mushroom Risotto:

  • 1.

    In a pot, bring chicken stock to the boil.

  • 2.

    In a saucepan sauté the onion, mushrooms, garlic and thyme in olive oil for four minutes on medium heat.

  • 3.

    Add rice and stir until coated.

  • 4.

    Add white wine and allow cook for 5 minutes.

  • 5.

    Turn the hotplate down to low heat and add ½ cup of chicken broth at a time, until rice is cooked.

  • 6.

    Add butter, parmesan and leftover marinade from the lemon and garlic chicken and stir to combine.

  • 7.

    Add additional chicken broth for consistency (should be creamy, with the rice cooked through).

  • 8.

    To serve: Serve the chicken on or beside the mushroom risotto and enjoy!

Nutritional information

Nutritional analysis per serving (2 servings)

  • Energy 2087kj
  • Fat Total 148g
  • Saturated Fat 32g
  • Protein 71g
  • Carbohydrate 110g
  • Sugar 12g
  • Sodium 2537mg

Note: The information shown is Edamam's estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist's advice.

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