- Chicken breasts
- Packet of cooked beetroot
- New potatoes
- A handful of spinach
- Feta cheese
The real beauty of this recipe is that - and this is hard to believe - there are only five ingredients.
Heat a big pot of water until it boils. Keep it on full heat.
Get out your two chicken fillets (I was doubling up so I had lunch for the next day).
Slice the chicken a thin as you can. The proper terminology for this is to butterfly it, but all you're trying to do is make it a little thinner.
Spread a bit of olive oil and a good lashing of salt and pepper on it.
When the water comes to boil, throw in the potatoes. Pick nice small ones because they taste better and cook faster.
This is what things should look like now. Stick on the nice big cast iron griddle pan (or a frying pan, if you don't have one).
When it comes up to a nice temperature, add the chicken breasts. Note that you don't need any additional oil, only what's already on the breasts.
While all that stuff cooks, it's time to mix the salad together. This is a two-minute job.
Bunch the spinach up in one hand so it's easy to chop.
Cut it into nice thin slices. This is for no other reason than making it look pretty.
Put it into a bowl.
Chop off a nice generous chunk of feta.
When the chicken is starting to cook about 50% through, it's time to turn it. Make sure you don't turn it all the time, or you won't get those lovely grill marks. In other words, don't be impatient.
When it's flipped over, it should look like this. Lovely grill marks and not overcooked.
Take the potatoes out of the water once they're soft and you can easily insert a knife into the middle.
Cut them in half.
MIx them up with the spinach and the feta.
Add a little dribble of oil. Doesn't need too much at all.
Chop up the beetroot. You want to put this in at the very end as it stains everything.
Mix all the salad together in a bowl and get ready to serve it up.
Serve it with the grilled chicken breast and it will look as pretty as a picture. Save whatever is left for lunch tomorrow (and impress all your co-workers).