Fast, healthy and tasty are my non-negotiables when it comes to cooking mid-week dinners and this recipe is one of my absolute favourites. If you want melt-in-your-mouth chicken and the creamiest pea mash you’ve ever tasted, be sure to give this meal a try! It also has you covered nutritionally – with lean protein, fibre, vitamins, minerals, healthy fats and no nasties whatsoever!

Succulent chicken on creamy pea mash (serves 2-4)

2 garlic cloves, peeled

1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil

2 tbsp coconut oil

2 organic chicken breasts

2 tbsp organic tamari sauce

Sea salt and pepper

500g frozen peas, thawed

Lemon slices for serving

Handful of fresh chives

  1. Place peas in a deep pot on the stove at high heat, cover with water and boil for 2-3 minutes.
  2. Turn heat off, strain peas and set aside.
  3. With a sharp knife, slice each chicken breast through the midsection (lengthways) to create 4 thinner chicken breast pieces.
  4. Place baking paper over the chicken pieces and thump them softly with your fist to flatten them further.
  5. Throw baking paper away and sprinkle a pinch of sea salt, pepper and a drizzle of tamari sauce over each breast.
  6. Place a large flat pan on the stove at medium high heat and add coconut oil.
  7. Once oil is sizzling slightly, add chicken breasts and cook on each side for approximately 2-3 minutes or until browned.
  8. While waiting for the chicken to cook, place peas, garlic and olive oil in a food processor with a sprinkle of sea salt and pepper.
  9. Process until smooth then form a bed of pea mash on each serving plate.
  10. Top the pea mash with the chicken breasts and add a squeeze of lemon juice and a sprinkle of fresh chives over the top.
  11. Enjoy your super healthy, quick and tasty meal!

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