Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Maple and pepper glazed chicken with roasted carrots


A lovely meal to follow a very emotional day at James leavers assembly at school. I'm sure I wasn't the only one who was crying before it started, as Whitney Houston's "The Greatest Love of all" was playing whilst showing photos of all the year six children. I have to go through it all again tomorrow in a church service too. This is a recipe from Olive magazine a couple of years ago, bulk it out with some new or roast potatoes. I wish I'd done more roasted carrots they are so tasty.


Ingredients
3 carrots , quartered
olive oil
2 small, skinless chicken breasts
1 garlic clove, sliced
½ tbsp black peppercorns , coarsely ground
1 tbsp sherry vinegar
2 tbsp maple syrup
100ml chicken stock


Method
Heat the oven to 200C/fan. Toss the carrots in 2 tsp oil and season. Roast for 20-25 minutes until tender. Flatten the fat part of the chicken under some baking paper. The side of a rolling pin works well, or a heavy tin. Season the chicken.
Drizzle a non-stick frying pan with a little olive oil and put over a medium heat. Brown the chicken on both sides for a couple of minutes until golden, then remove. Add the garlic and pepper and cook for a minute. Add the vinegar and deglaze the pan. Add the maple syrup and stock, and simmer until syrupy, about 3 minutes. Add the chicken back to the pan and cook for another 5-6 minutes, turning to cook in the glaze. Serve with the carrots.

4 comments:

  1. Yum. OK, so I'm thinking I go through your archive and note my favourites, arrange to lodge at yours for, say, a week, and have my fave dishes for lunch and dinner. Do you take bookings by credit card?

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  2. Bonjour! Il faut rester chez vous pendant un mois parce que la nourriture est délicieux! I am back! I had holiday in France and I met with Pierre. He said to me say "hello" to the blog of Sally! Pierre looks still at your blog!!

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  3. Hi Sal, made this tonight and it was really easy and delicious! I made plenty of carrots and it was clear plates all round! (again) thanks x

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  4. Hi Jane, I love this dish, I'll have to do it again soon. Hope you enjoying the last of the holidays and must catch up soon. x

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