Chicken with zest, slaw on the side

This chicken dish is com­ple­mented by roasted ku­mara, with sesame seeds for ex­tra crunch.

The Tribune (NZ) - - COMMUNITY COOKBOOK -

LEMON GARLIC CHICKEN WITH SESAME KU­MARA AND CARROT SLAW

Ready in: 35 min­utes Prep: 15 min­utes Cook: 30 min­utes Serves: 4-5 peo­ple

Sesame ku­mara

800g or­ange ku­mara, scrubbed and diced 2cm

2 ta­ble­spoons sesame seeds Carrot slaw

1 baby bok choy, end trimmed

1cm, rinsed and leaves sep­a­rated

2 car­rots

2 ta­ble­spoons may­on­naise

2 tea­spoons Di­jon mus­tard

3-4 hand­fuls baby spinach leaves

1 ta­ble­spoon lemon juice Lemon garlic chicken Zest of 1 lemon

2 ta­ble­spoons runny honey

1 tea­spoon soy sauce

1 tea­spoon garlic pow­der tea­spoon ground gin­ger tea­spoon lemon pep­per

1 tea­spoon onion pow­der

1 tea­spoon salt

600g chicken ten­der­loins, or chicken breasts sliced into 2cm strips

Pre­heat oven to 220 de­grees Cel­sius. Line an oven tray with bak­ing pa­per. Toss ku­mara on pre­pared tray with a driz­zle of oil. Sea­son with salt and pep­per and roast for about 25 min­utes, un­til golden and ten­der. Turn once dur­ing cook­ing.

While ku­mara is cook­ing, pre­pare carrot slaw. Finely slice bok choy and grate car­rots. Place both in a large bowl with may­on­naise, mus­tard, baby spinach and lemon juice. Toss to com­bine and sea­son to taste with salt and pep­per. Set aside.

In an­other large bowl, com­bine lemon zest, honey, soy sauce, garlic pow­der, gin­ger, lemon pep­per, onion pow­der and salt. Add chicken and toss to coat.

Heat a driz­zle of oil in a large fry-pan on medium-high heat. Cook chicken for about 1 minute each side, un­til browned (they don’t need to be cooked through at this stage). Re­move from pan and set aside.

Once ku­mara has fin­ished cook­ing, re­move tray from oven and place chicken on top of ku­mara. Sprin­kle sesame seeds over ku­mara and chicken and re­turn to oven to cook for about 5 min­utes, un­til chicken is cooked through.

To serve, di­vide sesame ku­mara be­tween plates and top with lemon garlic chicken. Serve carrot slaw on the side.

MY FOOD BAG

Roast ku­mara and carrot slaw are per­fect to go with the lemon chicken.

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