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Chargrilled tarragon chicken, roast beetroot and crisp pancetta

Prep time less than 30 mins
Cook time less than 30 mins
Serves 1
From Ready Steady Cook

Method


  1. Preheat the oven to 200C/400F/Gas 6.

  2. For the chicken, place the chicken fillets, olive oil and tarragon into a bowl and mix together. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper.

  3. Heat a griddle pan over a high heat, until smoking, then grill the chicken for three minutes on each side.

  4. Add the mustard and chicken stock, stir and reduce by half.

  5. Add the cream and reduce, until thick, then with season with salt and freshly ground black pepper.

  6. For the beetroot and bacon, place the beetroot into a bowl with the sugar and balsamic vinegar, then season with salt and freshly ground black pepper.

  7. Heat the olive oil in an ovenproof frying pan over a medium heat and add the beetroot mixture. Fry for two minutes, then place into the oven for five minutes.

  8. To serve, place the chicken onto a serving plate and pour over the sauce. Garnish with the crisp pancetta and croutons. Serve the beetroot in a serving bowl to the side.

Ingredients

For the chicken

  • 150g/5½oz mini chicken fillets
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh tarragon
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 75ml/3fl oz chicken stock
  • 75ml/3fl oz double cream

For the beetroot and bacon

  • ½ packet of cooked beetroot, rinsed, drained and chopped
  • 2 tbsp demerara sugar
  • 1 tsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tbsp olive oil

To serve

  • 75g/3oz pancetta, fried until crisp
  • 100g/3½oz ready-made croutons
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper

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