Lemon garlic chicken on toasted bread with rocket salad

Lemon and garlic chicken

  • serves 2
  • A little effort

The best quick and easy chicken dish you'll make for a midweek meal. With a simple and fast marinade of garlic and lemon this is a fresh idea for two. All you need is a rocket salad on the side.



  • skinless chicken breast fillets 2
  • garlic 1 clove, crushed
  • thyme leaves from 2 sprigs
  • olive oil
  • lemon 1½, ½ cut into wedges
  • crusty bread 2 slices, toasted
  • rocket to serve


  • Step 1

    Make a deep cut into one side of each chicken breast and open it out like a book. Put a layer of clingfilm on top, then press down to flatten them further. Mix the garlic and thyme leaves with 2 tsp olive oil and spread over the chicken.

  • Step 2

    Heat a non-stick frying pan and fry the chicken for 1-2 minutes on each side until cooked through (you shouldn’t need any more oil). Pour over the lemon juice and season well. Put each chicken breast on a slice of toast and top with the rocket. Serve with a lemon wedge and drizzle over any pan juices.

Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 180
  • Fat 4.6g
  • Carbs 0.8g
  • Protein 33.9g