Pan-Roasted Chicken with Chard, Shaved Fennel and Herb Yoghurt


Chicken breast is a staple for most healthy eaters, it’s quick, simple and tasty.

However, it can sometimes be dry. Now this is down to a lack of moisture, oil and spices in the meat. This recipe packs in tonnes of flavour with fresh herb yoghurt and a warm crunchy salad to go with it!

The chicken has been marinated in smoked paprika and coconut oil to give it a nice smoky taste and a bit of a bite.

Marinating the chicken in advance adds to the flavour, but if you’re short of time then don’t worry- it will still taste delicious!

Chicken-salad-Shaw-diptic   Ingredients

  • 2 free range chicken breasts
  • 2 tsps of smoked paprika
  • 2 tbsp of melted coconut oil (or butter or olive oil)
  • 1 fennel
  • 1 bunch of chard
  • 100g of natural whole milk yoghurt (or greek, goat or coconut)
  • 1 lime
  • 3 tbsp of chopped chives
  • salt and pepper


  1. First, marinate the chicken in the paprika and 1 tbsp of oil. Give the breast a good rub with the oils and spice. Then season with salt and pepper and leave to the side.
  2. Heat up a pan to a medium-high heat and throw the breast on top to cook for 15-20 minutes, rotating every few minutes until the breast is cooked through and nicely seared.
  3. While this is sizzling, mix the yogurt with the chopped chives, lime juice and zest and a grind of salt and pepper. Place this mix to one side.
  4. In another pan, heat the other tbsp of oil on a medium heat. Finely cut the chard into cm strips and shave the fennel into 1/2cm strips. Whack them in the pan with some salt and pepper and stir and let this cook for 10 minutes.
  5. Serve all together!

This dish will keep 1-2 days in the fridge.


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About the author:

Madeleine is a qualified nutritional health coach from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition, creative chef, vociferous blogger, fledgling presenter and self-professed yoga enthusiast. She is committed to helping her clients enliven the hottest, healthiest, happiest versions of themselves. Through her website and consultations, Madeleine helps reeducate her clients in the appreciation and effects of eating wholesome, organic produce. She helps them to work towards better relationships with their bodies, boosts confidence, injects energy and sculpts beautiful silhouettes. She has a particular interest in the growing rate of IBS, and is working towards ways of eliminating it in daily life. Madeleine’s recent clients are Millie Mackintosh (t.v star and model), Caggie Dunlop (t.v personality and celebrated music artist), and not forgetting the fantastic Rocky Elsom (Australian rugby hero!). Follow her on Twitter / Facebook.

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