Chicken paillard with caper berries and roasted plum tomatoes

servings 4
2 hours

Ingredients

Chicken paillard

  • 4 chicken breasts, butterflied
  • 200g of rocket
  • 20 basil leaves
  • 20 caper berries
  • 40g of black olives, cut in half
  • 50g of Parmesan shavings
  • 20ml of balsamic vinegar

Marinade

  • 400ml of olive oil
  • 2 tbsp of rosemary, chopped
  • 2 tbsp of thyme, chopped
  • 12 basil leaves, picked and scrunched
  • 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 pinch of black pepper
  • 2 lemons, juice and zest only

Plum tomatoes

  • 8 plum tomatoes, cut into quarters
  • 4 garlic cloves, finely sliced
  • 1 tsp thyme, chopped
  • 150ml of olive oil
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 8g of icing sugar

Method

1
Mix together all of the ingredients for the marinade in a bowl. Separate out 30ml to dress the salad at the end, the rest will be used for the chicken. Set aside in the fridge until needed
  • 400ml of olive oil
  • 2 tbsp of rosemary
  • 2 tbsp of thyme
  • 12 basil leaves
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 pinch of black pepper
  • 2 lemons
2
Take the butterflied chicken breasts and wrap each one in cling film. Use a large pan to lightly bash each breast so they flatten out slightly (like you would do for an escalope but not as severe)
  • 4 chicken breasts
3
Cover the breasts in the marinade and leave to marinate for as long as you like, preferably overnight
4
Preheat the oven to 90°C. Place the quartered plum tomatoes on a baking tray. Mix all the other ingredients in a bowl and cover the tomatoes. Cook the plum tomatoes for 2 hours
  • 8 plum tomatoes
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • 150ml of olive oil
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 8g of icing sugar
5
Once the tomatoes are ready, put a griddle pan over a medium heat and once scorching, drop in the marinated chicken breasts (if you're pan is not large enough to accomodate all 4 breasts, grill in batches of 2). Grill for 2-3 minutes on each side (alternatively you can cook on the barbecue which may take slightly longer)
6
Lay the breasts of chicken onto plates. Toss the rocket and basil in the marinade that was separated in step 1 and then layer on top of the chicken. Finish with the caper berries, black olives, Parmesan shavings, slow roasted tomatoes and a drizzling of balsamic round the edge
  • 200g of rocket
  • 20 basil leaves
  • 20 caper berries
  • 40g of black olives
  • 50g of Parmesan shavings
  • 20ml of balsamic vinegar