Jamie Oliver

Crunchy garlic chicken

With a flavoursome herby crumb coating

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Crunchy garlic chicken

Serves 2
Cooks In25 minutes
DifficultySuper easy
Nutrition per serving
  • Calories
    673
    34%
  • Fat
    44.2g
    63%
  • Saturates
    14.9g
    75%
  • Protein
    36.4g
    81%
  • Carbs
    31.7g
    12%
  • Sugar
    0.8g
    1%

Of an adult's reference intake

Fat

We all need to eat a small amount of fat because it protects our organs and helps us grow. But we need to be careful about how much fat we eat and what kinds of fat, because in higher levels it’s associated with weight gain, diabetes, cancer and heart disease

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Nutrition per serving
  • Calories
    673
    34%
  • Fat
    44.2g
    63%
  • Saturates
    14.9g
    75%
  • Protein
    36.4g
    81%
  • Carbs
    31.7g
    12%
  • Sugar
    0.8g
    1%

Of an adult's reference intake

Fat

We all need to eat a small amount of fat because it protects our organs and helps us grow. But we need to be careful about how much fat we eat and what kinds of fat, because in higher levels it’s associated with weight gain, diabetes, cancer and heart disease

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Ingredients

  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 lemon
  • 6 saltine crackers
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 4 sprigs of fresh Italian parsley
  • sea salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 heaped tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 large free-range egg
  • 2 skinless higher-welfare chicken breast fillets
  • olive oil
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Method

To prepare your chicken:
Peel the garlic and zest the lemon • Put your crackers into a food processor with the butter, garlic, parsley sprigs, lemon zest and a pinch of salt and pepper • Whiz until the mixture is very fine, then pour these crumbs on to a plate • Sprinkle the flour on to a second plate • Crack the egg into a small bowl and beat with a fork • Lightly score the underside of the chicken breasts • Put a square of plastic wrap over each one and bash a few times with the bottom of a pan until the breasts flatten out a bit • Dip the chicken into the flour until both sides are completely coated, then dip into the egg and finally into the flavored crumbs • Push the crumbs on to the chicken breasts so they stick – you want the meat to be totally coated

To cook your chicken:
You can either bake or fry the chicken • If baking, preheat your oven to its highest temperature (240°C/475˚F/gas 9), place your chicken on a sheet pan and cook for 15 minutes • If frying, put a frying pan on a medium heat, add a few good lugs of olive oil and cook the chicken breasts for 4 to 5 minutes on each side, until cooked through, golden and crisp

To serve your chicken:
Either serve the chicken breasts whole, or cut them into strips and pile them on a plate • Beautiful and simple served with a lemon wedge for squeezing over, and a tiny sprinkling of salt • Great with a lovely fresh salad or simply dressed veggies.

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