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Why not show off your skills with this quick and tasty chicken dish? It’s a great source of protein and best thing is it can be prepared and cooked quickly. Before making this why not read our post on the 10 essential cooking items you need in your kitchen.


Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Serves: 4


  • 1lb chicken tenders
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon or whole grain mustard
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar or honey
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • ½ lemon, sliced
  • Optional fresh chopped parsley for garnish

How to cook

To make the marinade, in a small bowl, combine 2 tablespoons olive oil, the garlic, mustard, sugar, pepper and mix all together.

Pat the chicken dry and place it in a shallow dish. Drizzle the chicken with the marinade and place the lemon slices on top. Allow it to marinate for 5 minutes or up to 24 hours covered in the fridge.

chicken dish

When you are ready to cook, heat the remaining olive oil in a large pan till it is hot. When the oil is hot, add the chicken and lemons to the pan. If the chicken doesn’t make a sizzling sound when it hits the oil, the oil is not hot enough yet.

Cook the chicken tenders until browned on each side and cooked through. About 3-4 minutes a side.

Alternatively for a healthier option you can bake in the oven on gas mark 5 for 20-30 minutes. Turn chicken over after 10 minutes of cooking

Garnish with parsley and serve hot.

What will you eat this awesome chicken dish with?

Written by Angela Samuels

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