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Summer chicken bake

5
3
0
SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
1 hr 5 min
Prep
15 min
Cook
50 min
Serves
2
Difficulty
Easy
This is a simple summer chicken bake that can be enjoyed by the whole family.

Ingredients

Potato(es), Raw

250 g, small, new, scrubbed

Carrots, raw

250 g, baby, scrubbed

Calorie controlled cooking spray

5 spray(s)

Rosemary, Fresh

2 sprig(s), chopped (plus an extra sprig to decorate)

Chicken breast, skinless, raw

300 g, boneless (2 breasts)

Quark, fat free, plain

50 g

Garlic

1 clove(s), small, crushed

Lemon(s)

1 teaspoons, rind, finely grated, (1/2 lemon)

Asparagus, raw

100 g, trimmed

Salt

1 pinch

Black pepper

teaspoons, freshly ground

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to Gas Mark 6/200°C/fan oven 180°C.
  2. Put the potatoes and carrots into a roasting dish and spray with low fat cooking spray, turning to coat them. Add the rosemary sprigs. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Transfer to the oven and roast for 15 minutes. Meanwhile, use a sharp knife to cut a pocket into the thickest part of each chicken breast. Mix together the quark, garlic, lemon rind and chopped rosemary. Pack this mixture into the pockets in the chicken breasts. Close them up and secure with cocktail sticks.
  4. Remove the roasting dish from the oven and position the chicken breasts on top. Spray with low fat cooking spray. Return to the oven and roast for 15 minutes.
  5. Remove the roasting dish from the oven and arrange the asparagus spears in the roasting pan. Return to the oven for a further 15-20 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked. To check, insert a sharp knife into the thickest part of the chicken – the juices should run clear. Serve the chicken with the roasted vegetables.

Notes

Use fresh thyme instead of rosemary.

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