One Pan Suntanned Chicken Breast

Post Category: Signature Recipes


Okay, who’s sick of washing pots and pans and millions of dishes?

I certainly am. Join me as I show you the art of preparing a quick, yet

magnificent, chicken breast in half the time and with half the fuss…but

with all the sexiness and gorgeous flavour, you’ve come to deserve.

For those nights and days where you really just need to get a

healthy, nutritious meal onto the table in under 15 minutes.

Can’t wait to hear about how you turned this dish into your own special

design! It’s so versatile you can change the spices and the vegetables a

hundred times…just like your favourite outfit. New earrings, a new handbag,

it’s a new outfit! Gents, for you it’s new shoes new tie, a new outfit.


• 600-800g chicken breast fillets

• 1 teaspoon turmeric

• 1-2 tablespoons either curry

power, paprika, fajita spice,

ras el hanout or Thai Curry


• oil or water to bind, about


• salt and pepper to season

• 1 cup sliced cabbage or a

bunch/packet of sliced spinach

• store bought or house-made hummus

• 1 cup sliced capsicum

• YOU CAN USE ANY finely

sliced vegetables you like!

• 2 teaspoons pistachios or

peanuts or fried shallots for



Slice the chicken breast in half lengthways. Now use a nice sharp knife to cut slashes in

shallow cuts into the chicken breast. This will open up the breast, helping it to cook faster

AND helping that flavour to really get in there.

Once you have your slashed chicken breast, blend your turmeric and your choice of spice

with the oil or water until it forms a nice wet paste. Brush on with a pastry brush or simply

combine with a spoon to coat, and season well with salt and pepper.

Heat and grease a frying pan with a few sprays of canola or rice bran spray, or a tablespoon

of vegetable oil. When the pan in swear word hot adds the chicken…it should SIZZLE as it

hits the pan! Let the first side get really nice and brown and fragrant, about 2-3 minutes,

before turning over and doing the other side.

Cook the second side until sexy and brown and fragrant and then turn over again, you can

reduce the heat at this stage!

Either top with the hummus and fresh salads OR you can add raw veggies to the pan now, cook and then place on top and over the chicken.

Voila! Too easy I know, but a really good one to know for those times that you have to get that food

on the table. You can also use this method for pork chops and pork fillets.