Lemon Chicken With Leeks and Green Beans

Lemon chicken with charred leeks and fennel

  • serves 1
  • Easy

This recipe for lemon chicken with charred leeks and fennel is a really easy midweek meal for one. It's ready in just 20 minutes and is under 300 calorie, but is so packed with flavour that you won't notice.



  • olive oil
  • tarragon finely chopped to make 1 tbsp
  • lemon 1, juiced plus wedges to serve
  • cooked skinless chicken breast 1, shredded
  • baby leeks 4
  • green beans a handful
  • fennel ½ small, finely sliced 
  • flat-leaf parsley chopped to make 1 tbsp  


  • Step 1

    Whisk 1 tsp oil with the tarragon, lemon juice and season well. Add the shredded chicken and leave to marinate. 

  • Step 2

    Heat a char-grill pan to very hot. Blanch the leeks and green beans in boiling salted water for 2 minutes, then drain. Toss the leeks and fennel slices with 1 tsp oil and season. Cook the veg in batches, and sear until charred and soft enough for a knife to go through easily. Then add to a plate with the chicken and beans. Serve scattered with parsley and some lemon wedges to squeeze over.  

Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 297
  • Carbs 8.9g
  • Protein 37g
  • Fat 10.9g
  • Salt 0.3g
  • Saturates 2.1g
  • Fibre 7.5g