Glazed chicken over winter mash

A healthy family chicken meal to keep you warm in the winter months – it’s low in fat too

  • Prep:15 mins
    Cook:45 mins
  • Serves 4
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 238
  • fat 3g
  • saturates 1g
  • carbs 19g
  • sugars 6g
  • fibre 5g
  • protein 36g
  • salt 0.32g


  • 500g carrots, roughly chopped
  • 2 large leeks, roughly chopped
  • 1 lemon
  • 2 tbsp clear honey
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts, about 140g/5oz each
  • 50g watercress, roughly chopped
  • lemon wedges, to serve


A different veg
You could use parsnip or swede as a tasty alternative.


  1. Put the carrots in a large saucepan of water and bring to the boil. After 10 minutes, add the leeks and boil for another 15 minutes until very tender.

  2. Meanwhile, preheat the grill to high. Grate the zest from the lemon and squeeze 1 tablespoon of the juice. Mix the honey, lemon zest and juice and brush half on the underside of the chicken. Put the chicken glazed side up on a foil lined baking tray and grill for 5-6 minutes. Turn over and carefully brush with the remaining honey mixture. Grill for another 5-6 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through, rolling it in the caramelised honey on the tray so it gets a lovely golden glaze.

  3. Drain and roughly mash the carrots and leeks. Season, then stir in the watercress until it has wilted. Serve the chicken on a bed of mash with lemon wedges on the side.

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