Lemon Thyme Chicken and Baby Potatoes
4 chicken breasts, skinless and boneless
3 tablespoon fresh chopped thyme
3 teaspoons finely grated lemon rind
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 tablespoon olive oil
1 large red onion, thinly sliced
1 clove garlic, crushed
1 ¼ cup brown rice (dried)
2 cups water
3 cups chicken stock
8 oz baby spinach leaves
Place chicken. Mix 1 tablespoon thyme, 2 teaspoons lemon rind, lemon juice and 1 tablespoon olive oil in a bowl and rub over chicken. Cover and refrigerate approximately 20 minutes to let flavors sink in.
Heat the remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large deep non stick pan or wok add the onion and cook for about 2 minutes until soft, stirring often. Add the garlic and cook for another minute or so. Add rice and stir everything together until rice is coated, approximately 2 minutes. Add the water and stock and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and cover. Simmer over low heat for approximately 30 minutes or until liquid is absorbed and rice is tender. If necessary add a little more stock and cook longer until tender.
While the rice is cooking, transfer the chicken breasts and marinade to a non stick baking tray and grill for approximately 15 minutes or until golden and cooked through.
Once rice is finished, stir in the baby spinach, remaining lemon rind and thyme and transfer to serving plate. Top with grilled chicken and serve.
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