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 sautΓ©ed 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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