Chicken breast with glazed carrots

Ingredients

  • 50ml/1¾fl oz olive oil
  • 50g/2oz butter
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 chicken breasts with skin
For the glazed carrots
  • 500ml/17½fl oz mineral water
  • 25g/1oz sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 500g/1lb 2oz baby carrots
  • 50g/2oz butter
  • 25g/1oz flatleaf parsley, chopped
  • 25g/1oz chopped chervil

Preparation method

  1. Preheat the oven to 190C/375F/Gas 5.

  2. Heat a frying pan until hot and add the olive oil and butter.

  3. Season the chicken and place in the pan skin side down.

  4. Fry for three minutes until golden then turn over and place in the oven.

  5. Roast for eight minutes until tender then remove and rest for five minutes.

  6. In a saucepan put the water, sugar, salt and butter then the carrots, bring to the boil and turn down to a simmer.

  7. The carrots should have only a small amount of liquid left. Remove the lid and allow to reduce until it’s the consistency of a thick syrup on a high heat, then add the chopped herbs and serve with the chicken.

James Martin recipes from Saturday Kitchen Best Bites

Less than 30 mins preparation time

10 to 30 mins cooking time

Serves 4

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