Simple food – baked chicken and greens

Simple food - baked chicken and greensSome days I don’t feel like anything too complicated and overdone to eat. This was me last night and so I wanted to share it with you too. Comfort eating can be healthy eating, you just need to pick the best ingredients.

You may have noticed a little obsession with kale recently….have a look here. So I went to my local farmer’s market on the weekend and purchased some more. There were so many lovely varieties but I chose this one.

And then we cooked it up with some quinoa and chicken and what do you get?

Lemon and coriander baked chicken with sautéed broccoli and kale served with white quinoa

Wow that is a long heading!

Serves 4

Prep time 10 minutes

Cook time 30 minutes


500grams of chicken breast

1 lemon

1 bunch of coriander

1 tbs oil

1 head of broccoli florets (from my garden!!)

4 handfuls of chopped kale leaves

1 brown onion

2 garlic cloves

2 cups of cooked quinoa

Simple food - baked chicken and greensDirections

  • Marinate the chicken breast in lemon juice, lemon zest and chopped coriander.
  • Bake this chicken in the oven for 15 minutes with covered with alfoil and 15 minutes with it off.
  • Heat the oil in a pan, sautee the garlic and onion.
  • Once fragrant, add in your chopped kale and broccoli and sautee and then cover with a lid to cook for 5 minutes.
  • Cook your quinoa

Slice the chicken over your quinoa and serve with the greens and enjoy!!


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written by:

Amanda Dos Santos

Mandy is an experienced Nutritionist, food scientist and writer with over 10 years experience in the Heath industry. She has been part of the Healthy Mummy team of experts since 2012, writing informative and current blog posts and contributing to our recipe books. She has played an integral part in creating the recipes on our 28 Day Weight Loss Challenges since they first started in July 2014.Mandy is a mum of three and loves working for The Healthy Mummy, ”Especially on the challenges as I can create recipes which empower women to create nourishing food for themselves and their families’."