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Garlic chicken recipe

Garlic chicken recipe

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Wonderfully buttery garlic chicken is an all-round family favourite, especially when made with fragrant tarragon and punchy mustard. Serve with steamed French beans for an easy midweek dinner idea that’s ready in under 45 minutes. See method

  • Serves 4
  • 15 mins to prepare and 30 mins to cook
  • 387 calories / serving


  • 4 x skinless chicken breasts
  • 40g butter
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • small handful tarragon leaves, finely chopped
  • 1tbsp wholegrain mustard
  • 100g French beans, trimmed
  • salt
  • pepper
  • sprigs of fresh tarragon, to garnish

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    13g 19%
  • Saturates

    7g 32%
  • Sugars

    1g 1%
  • Salt

    1.1g 18%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 1.5g Protein 65.1g Fibre 1.1g


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 190°C.
  2. Make a few diagonal slashes in each chicken breast. Mash together the butter, half the chopped tarragon, the garlic and some seasoning until smooth. Stuff this butter into the slashes of the chicken breast even.
  3. Arrange the chicken breasts on a lined baking tray. Bake for 20-25 minutes until the chicken is cooked through and a little springy to the touch, with no pink showing.
  4. Meanwhile, steam the beans in a steamer set over a pan of gently simmering water for 4-5 minutes until just tender. Transfer to a mixing bowl and dress with the wholegrain mustard and some seasoning. Arrange the beans on serving plates and lay the chicken breast on top. Garnish with a sprig of tarragon and serve immediately.
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