Healthy Recipe – Chicken Piccata


  • 200g new potatoes , halved or quartered
  • 300g green beans , trimmed
  • 200g spring greens , shredded
  • 2 skinless chicken breasts
  • 3 tsp olive oil
  • 100ml chicken stock or water
  • 1 tbsp drained capers
  • 1 lemon , zested and juiced
  • 2 small garlic cloves , sliced
  • 1 tbsp grated parmesan


  • STEP 1 Cook the new potatoes in a large pan of boiling salted water for 8-10 mins until tender. Add the green beans and spring greens for the last 3 mins. Drain, then separate the greens from the potatoes.
  • STEP 2 While the potatoes are cooking, cut the chicken breasts through the centre lengthways, leaving one side attached so it opens out like a book. Brush each one with 1 tsp of the olive oil, then season.
  • STEP 3 Heat a large frying pan over a medium-high heat and cook the chicken for 4 mins on each side until golden. Pour over the stock, capers, lemon juice and zest, then simmer gently for a few minutes to reduce. Add the cooked potatoes and simmer for another minute.
  • STEP 4 Heat the remaining 1 tsp oil in another frying pan and fry the garlic for 1 min until lightly golden and fragrant. Tip in the drained greens, and toss in the garlicky oil. Season, then scatter over the parmesan and serve with the chicken and potatoes.