Light - Lemony Chicken With Crisped Kale & Beans Recipe | Abel & Cole
Light - Lemony Chicken With Crisped Kale & Beans
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Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 35 mins
High welfare Devonshire chook infused with lemon, rosemary and fennel seeds. We’re keeping it extra swish and fresh with crispy kale and buttery beans.
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390 kcal
(per portion)
Ingredients you'll need
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  • 1 lemon
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • A handful of rosemary, leaves only
  • 2 skinless, boneless chicken breasts
  • A 200g bag of kale
  • 1 tsp fennel seeds
  • 2 tsp pumpkin seeds
  • A 400g tin of butter beans
From your kitchen
  • Sea salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 100ml cold water
  • 1 tsp olive oil
You'll need
  • A couple of bowls
  • Small baking dish
  • Measurign jug
  • Foil
  • Baking tray
Step by step this way
  • 1.

    Heat your oven to 200°C/Fan 180°C/Gas 6.

  • 2.

    Zest and juice the lemon. Peel and grate or crush 1 garlic clove. Whisk together in a small bowl. Finely chop the rosemary leaves and add those too. Season.

  • 3.

    Pop the chicken in a small baking dish. Pour over the lemon, garlic and rosemary marinade. Add 100ml cold water. Cover with foil. Slide into the oven and bake for 30 mins. The chicken should be white and the juices run clear when pierced with a skewer.

  • 4.

    Meanwhile, tear the kale leaves from the tough stalks. Peel and grate or crush the remaining garlic clove. Whisk the garlic clove with 1 tsp oil, 1 tsp fennel seeds and some seasoning.

  • 5.

    Pop the kale leaves into a bowl and pour over the garlic oil. Massage this into the kale leaves. Spread out on a lined baking tray with 2 tsp of the pumpkin seeds. Slide into the oven for 4-5 mins. The kale should be crisp and slightly golden after this time. If not, keep cooking till crisp (keep an eye on the seeds).

  • 6.

    Drain and rinse the butter beans. After the chicken has cooked for 30 mins, remove the foil and tip the beans into the baking dish. Cover again with the foil and cook for a further 5 mins in the oven.

  • 7.

    Serve the chicken with the crisped kale, butter beans and the lemony garlic juices.

  • Tip

    Super seeds
    You can throw in all the pumpkin seeds in with the kale but the calories will be slightly higher. Alternatively, save them to sprinkle onto some warming cinnamon porridge for breakfast