Chicken with green bean and lentil salad

My delicious chicken with green bean and lentil salad

This is such a great recipe, you must try it!

Serves 2

 Chicken with green beans and lentil salad


1 tablespoon olive oil
2 chicken breast filets (skin and bone removed)
2-3 teaspoons of Red Pesto
200g fine green beans
400g tin lentils in water
1 large or 2/3 small spring onions, sliced


For the Dressing

1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 the juice of a lemon
1 teaspoon ground cumin
Salt and Pepper to season



Remove the ends (tops and tails) from the fine green beans. Put in a saucepan with a little salt. Cover with boiling water and cook for 5 minutes, until tender. Drain and allow to cool.

Put the lentils into a sieve to drain and rinse in cold water. Place in a bowl.

When the green beans are cool, cut in half and add to the lentils.

Slice 1 large or 2/3 small spring onions and add the the lentils and green beans.

In a cup put 1 tablespoon olive oil, the juice of half a lemon, cumin, salt and pepper and mix together. Pour over the lentils and green beans.

Now prepare the chicken.

Take each chicken breast and cut into 3 pieces. Place in a dish and coat with the red pesto. (I use a pastry brush for this)

Put a tablespoon of olive oil in a frying pan under a medium heat. Add the chicken pieces. Cook for approx 8 minutes each side.

(To check the chicken is cooked, pierce the thickest part of the piece of chicken with a knife and press down. When the juices run clear, the chicken is cooked.)

Put the cooked chicken on a warm plate for 5 minutes to rest. (This relaxes the chicken and it's more tender) Then it is ready to serve!



In this recipe Beccy used -

Chicken breast from my local butcher Patrick Strainge, Bampton
Green beans from Millets Farm Shop 
Napolina Lentils in water
Cornish Sea Salt

To buy the -

Red Star Apron Beccy is wearing click HERE 
Red Star Tea Towel click HERE 
Red Star Double Oven Gloves click HERE 
Round wooden chopping board, click HERE 
White Heart Ramekin, click HERE


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