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Saturday, June 4, 2016

Basil and Lemon Chicken

How to Make Basil and Lemon Chicken Recipe - preparation 15 minutes plus marinating cooking time 3–4 minutes

Serves 4

125g/4oz bacon rashers (slices)
450g/1lb cold roast chicken
125g/4oz rocket (arugula)
For the dressing
grated zest and juice of 1 lemon
1 tsp caster sugar
2 tsp Dijon mustard
8 tbsp olive oil
4 tbsp chopped fresh basil
salt and ground black pepper

1 To make the dressing, put the lemon zest and juice, sugar, mustard and oil in a bowl. Season with salt and pepper and beat together. Stir in the basil.

2 Cook the bacon under a hot grill (broiler) until crisp and browned. Crumble into small pieces.

3 Remove any bones from the roast chicken and cut into thick slices. Arrange on a dish and pour some of the dressing over. Cover and chill in the refrigerator for 15 minutes.

4 Put the rocket in a large bowl, pour the remaining dressing over and toss together. Arrange the chicken on top and sprinkle with the crispy bacon. Serve immediately.

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