Elegant Everyday Eating : Chicken with Hummus

Would you believe that once upon a time I was a vegetarian.  I actually forget this little fact about myself as I'm now such a lover of meat.  Smoother a perfectly grilled piece of steak in bernaise sauce and I'm your friend for life.

However for many years I would turn my nose up to any and all meat.

These days, I tend to eat red meat maybe 2 times a week, however chicken is steadily getting a more regular apearance in my diet.  Always concerned about dry, tasteless chicken, I'm constantly on the lookout for new recipes.  Quick, simple and tasty new recipes actually, and here's one I think you might like...I did!

 

Chilli Chicken with Hummus

 

Serves 2

coconut oil or butter, softened for frying | 4 chicken thigh fillets | 1 tsp dried chilli flakes | sea salt and black pepper, to taste |  8 tbsp hummus | 2 lege handfuls of spinach leaves (or salad leaves of your choice) | 1 lemon, halved

 

  1. Heat a frying pan on a very high heat. 
  2. Trim fat from chicken and bash with your fist to even outtthe thickness. 
  3. Rub with a little oil and sprinkle with chilli.  Season with salt and pepper and sear with theoiled side down for 3 minutes. 
  4. Turn ad cook for another 2-3 minutes or until chicken is cooked through. 
  5. Smear hummus over the base of 2 plates, top with chicken and serve with the spinach leaves and lemon.

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