Chicken Breast with 'Nduja, Rocket & Green Beans

by Adam Gray

Main Easy ​​​​​​​ 4 ​​​​​​​ Prep/Cook: 30 minutes


CHICKEN BREAST 4 free range chicken breasts
120g of 'nduja

100ml of rapeseed oil

sea salt

200g of green beans

100g of rocket

120g of sour cream

20ml of rapeseed oil


1. Preheat the oven to 200˚C/gas mark 6.

2. Use your fingers to gently separate the skin from the flesh of each breast to create a cavity. Stuff 30g of the 'nduja into the cavity

3. Pull the skin back over the breast to seal in the 'nduja stuffing. Brush or rub the entire chicken breast with the rapeseed oil and season with sea salt

4. Heat a cast iron or non-stick frying pan over a medium heat. Place the chicken breast, skin-side down, into the pan and fry until the skin turns a light golden brown colour. Turn the breast over and cook on the opposite side for a further minute

5. Transfer the chicken to the oven and cook for 15-18 minutes, occasionally basting with the juices from the frying pan. Once the chicken breast is cooked, transfer to a large plate and leave to rest for 3-4 minutes

6. While the chicken is resting, cook the beans in lightly salted boiling water for 3 minutes, drain and refresh in ice-cold water for another 4 minutes

7. For the dressing, combine the sour cream with the rapeseed oil in a large bowl. Add the cooked beans and rocket, toss to coat

8. To serve, slice the chicken breast in half and serve warm with the salad and a wedge of lemon