How To: Breaded chicken & lemon potatoes

Cheap and cheerful, and great if the only carbs you have in the cupboard are bog standard potatoes. If you want to make this a bit more fancy, get some greens in! (we recommend runner beans & broccoli)


  • Olive oil (2 tbsp)
  • 4 tbsp butter (unsalted or salted, doesn’t matter)
  • Potatoes (as many as you want)
  • Half a lemon
  • Breadcrumbs (1 pot)
  • 1 egg
  • Splash of milk
  • 150g flour
  • Chicken breast (as much as you have left!)

Method (cooking time 15min, preparation time 5):

  • Put a pot of water on to boil. While this heats up peel & cut the potatoes into quarters so they don’t take forever to cook. Put to one side.
  • get yourself 1 bowl, and two plates.
  • On one plate, pour out the flour and shake so it is even on the plate.
  • Crack the egg into the bowl and add a splash of milk. Whisk with a fork until blended.
  • On the other plate, pour out a generous amount of breadcrumbs.
  • Take your chicken breast, and if it is too thick, slice evenly down the middle to create two thinner breasts.
  • coat each side with flour, then coat with egg, then coat with breadcrumbs.
  • Repeat (this gets messy, so you may have to wash your hands in-between)
  • Once your breasts are breadcrumbed (ha), get yourself another bowl.
  • In this bowl, squeeze out juice from half a lemon. Add 2 tbsp of olive oil, a pinch of salt and pepper and mix. Leave this for later!
  • Your water should be boiled by now, so add the patatas!
  • The potatoes should take no longer than 11-12 mins to cook.
  • Get yourself a frying pan, and put on a low heat. Add one tbsp of butter and let it melt.
  • Once the butter is hot enough, add your chicken breasts!
  • Do not turn the heat up, as this will burn the butter and burn ya breasts.
  • After around 4 mins of cooking on one side, flip over. Add a bit more butter!
  • Repeat this again so each side has been cooked on twice. Take the potatoes off!
  • If you are skeptical when cooking chicken, just cut it in half to check that it isn’t pink in the middle, and that way you won’t die.
  • time to plate up. Pop the potatoes on your plate. Spoon over that nice lemon and olive oil dressing you made earlier.
  • Put chicken on plate.
  • eat & enjoy!
Claire Stapley

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