This simple chicken dish is complemented by a zesty bean salad.  You can use chicken thighs, breasts or tenders here.

Zesty chicken with warm bean salad

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time35 mins
Servings: 4


  • Chicken tenders/ breasts or thighs to suit your appetite & preferences
  • 2 tbsp Garlic Infused olive oil (or use crushed garlic and plain olive oil)
  • Zest and juice of 1 lemon

Warm Bean Salad

  • 250 g Green beans trimmed and sliced diagonally
  • 2 Spring onions finely sliced including the green parts
  • 400 g Tin of butterbeans drained and rinsed
  • 2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp Runny honey
  • 1 tsp Olive oil
  • 1/2 cup Mint chopped roughly

To serve

  • Lemon Wedges
  • Mint chopped roughly


  • Preheat the oven to 200ºC/fan 180ºC/gas mark 6. Mix the garlic olive oil, lemon juice and lemon zest together and coat chicken with marinade for 5 mins.
  • Meanwhile, bring a pan of water to the boil and add the green beans. Cook for 5-6 minutes, drain and leave to cool slightly, then transfer to a bowl. Stir in the spring onions and drained butterbeans.
  • Place chicken in a roasting tin and roast for 20-30 minutes. You can also BBQ the chicken, or we sometimes use our George Forman grill press for this dish too. Just cook the chicken any way that suits!
  • Whisk together the mustard, honey, mint, lemon juice and 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Season with black pepper and stir into the beans.
  • Serve the bean salad piled on a plate, with the chicken on top and garnish with a wedge of lemon and mint leaves.
Cook’s Notes:

If you don’t fancy chicken this salad goes really well with lamb, or sausages, or canned tuna, or feta for a meat free version.

This bean salad is great the next day for a packed lunch – add some tuna, left over chicken or feta.