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Roast chicken with fennel and chilli rub

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Total Time
50 min
Prep
15 min
Cook
35 min
Serves
4
Difficulty
Moderate
Try adding a simple spice rub to create a tastebud-tingling take on chicken bake

Ingredients

fennel bulb(s)

2 small, cut into wedges

baby carrot

12 individual

olive oil

1 tsp

fennel seeds

1 tsp, crushed

fresh lemon rind

2 tsp, finely grated

dried chilli flakes

1 tsp

pepper

¼ tsp

skinless chicken breast

600 g, (4x150g fillets)

zucchini

2 medium, cut into batons

lemon(s)

1 medium, cut into wedges, to serve

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 200°C or 180°C fan-forced. Line 2 baking trays with baking paper. Place fennel and carrots on 1 of the prepared trays. Drizzle with 2 teaspoons oil. Bake for 30–35 minutes or until golden and tender.
  2. Meanwhile, combine fennel seeds, rind, chilli flakes, pepper and pinch of salt in a small bowl. Rub chicken breasts evenly with spice mixture. Heat remaining oil in a large non-stick frying pan over medium-high heat. Cook chicken for 2 minutes each side or until browned.
  3. Transfer chicken to remaining prepared tray. Add zucchini and bake for last 10–12 minutes of cooking time of fennel and carrots or until chicken is cooked through and vegetables are tender. Serve chicken with roasted vegetables and lemon wedges.

Notes

SERVING SUGGESTION: Baby rocket leaves.TIP: If you are unable to find small chicken breasts fillets, use 2 x 250g fillets, cut through the middle to make 4 thin fillets. Reduce oven cooking time to 8–10 minutes.VARIATION: Swap chicken for firm white fish fillets.

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