Chicken with summer veg: 10-minute meal

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Just because a meal is straightforward doesn’t mean it has to be bland. This dish may be simple but it’s packed with flavour, along with a host of nutritious ingredients to help you build muscle and burn fat. Just follow the recipe below, provided by chef Karol Gladki (


1 organic chicken breast / 1 
red pepper, chopped / 50g cherry tomatoes, halved / 
A handful of spinach, chopped / 50g green beans, trimmed and halved / A handful of 
pitted black olives / 2tbsp 
olive oil / 1tbsp balsamic vinegar / 1tbsp capers

To make

  • Preheat the grill to 180˚C.
  • Butterfly the chicken breast and season it with a little salt and pepper and half the olive oil, then grill it for eight minutes, turning halfway through.
  • Heat the rest of the olive oil in a pan on a medium heat, then add the green beans, peppers and capers to the pan and cook for four minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Add the tomatoes and olives and cook for a further two minutes.
  • Add the spinach and seasoning and cook for a further minute.
  • Place the veg mix on a plate with the chicken on top and garnish it with the balsamic vinegar.

Ingredient breakdown

Chicken A very lean meat that’s packed with muscle-building protein.
Spinach It's full of iron, which supplies muscles with oxygen and bone-strengthening vitamin K.
Tomatoes They contain plenty of vitamin C, which helps your body form strong tendons, ligaments and bone tissue.

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