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Lemon & chilli chicken courgetti

4
2
2
SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
30 min
Prep
15 min
Cook
15 min
Serves
4
Difficulty
Easy
Swapping spaghetti for spiralised courgette keeps this summery dish low in SmartPoints

Ingredients

Chicken breast, skinless, raw

4 medium

Lemon(s)

1 zest(s) of 1, save a little for serving

Garlic

2 clove(s), 1 crushed, 1 sliced

Olive Oil

4 teaspoons

Cherry Tomatoes

180 g, halved

Chilli, Green or Red

2 individual, 1 finely chopped and 1 sliced to serve

Olives, in Brine

60 g, green, pitted, halved

Courgette

3 medium, spiralised

Parsley, fresh

10 sprig(s), fresh, small bunch, leaves roughly chopped

Instructions

  1. Put each chicken fillet between two sheets of clingfilm and flatten with a rolling pin to a thickness of approximately 2cm. Transfer the chicken to a large bowl with half the lemon zest and juice, and all of the crushed garlic. Season well and turn until the chicken is evenly coated.
  2. Heat half the oil in a large nonstick griddle or frying pan over a medium heat then cook the chicken for 5 minutes each side, or until golden and cooked through – you may need to do this in batches. Transfer the chicken to a plate, cover with kitchen foil to keep warm and set aside.
  3. Meanwhile, heat the remaining oil in a separate frying pan set over a medium heat. Cook the sliced garlic, tomatoes, chopped chilli and olives for 3-4 minutes. Add the courgetti and the remaining lemon zest and juice and stir-fry for 1-2 minutes or until the courgetti is tender. Season to taste.
  4. Serve the chicken and courgetti garnished with the parsley, sliced chilli and extra lemon zest.