Recipe

Lemon chicken with brussels sprouts and grape salad

This delicious dish is worthy of being on any restaurant menu. It's complete with crispy marinated lemon chicken, a creamy cauliflower puree and a fresh and healthy grilled russels sprouts salad. Divine.

  • 10 mins preparation
  • 1 hr 10 mins cooking
  • Makes 4
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Ingredients

Lemon chicken with brussels sprouts and grape salad
  • 1 lemon, sliced thickly
  • 2 kilogram chicken, butterflied (see tip)
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 50 gram butter
  • 1 cauliflower, trimmed, chopped
  • 1 bulb garlic, cloves peeled, bruised
  • 2 cup chicken stock
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 kilogram brussels sprouts, trimmed, halved
  • 90 gram shaved pecorino cheese
  • 200 gram red grapes, sliced

Method

Lemon chicken with brussels sprouts and grape salad
  • 1
    Preheat oven to hot, 200°C. Line a large oven tray with baking paper.
  • 2
    Arrange lemon slices on tray. Top with chicken. Rub with half olive oil and season. Bake 1 hour and 10 minutes until cooked through.
  • 3
    Meanwhile, in a large heavy based saucepan, heat butter on medium. Saute cauliflower and garlic 6-8 minutes until golden. Add chicken stock and bring to the boil. Reduce heat to medium. Simmer, covered, 15-20 minutes until tender.
  • 4
    Cool slightly before transferring to a blender and pureeing with lemon juice. Season. Keep warm.
  • 5
    In a bowl, toss Brussels sprouts with remaining olive oil. Preheat a barbecue or chargrill pan on high. Grill sprouts 2-3 minutes each side until tender and grill marks appear. Transfer to a large bowl. Cool slightly and allow to cool slightly. Season to taste and toss with cheese and grapes.
  • 6
    Serve chicken portions with cauliflower puree and accompanied with , topped with warm brussels sprouts salad.

Notes

To butterfly chicken, turn breast-side down and using a sharp pair of kitchen scissors, cut along either side of the backbone, remove and discard. Turn chicken breast-side up, invert legs and press firmly on breast bone so chicken lays flat. Tuck wing tips under.

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