About this recipe:‘A spiced butter is a really tasty way of serving chicken. When
making a spiced butter I like to use Kerrygold as it gives a real
creamy flavour to the recipe. This is a great, simple dish where
you can really taste the buttery goodness from the marinade
and is perfect for lunch or a light dinner!’
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Method Prep:5min › Cook:10min › Ready in:15min
To prepare the chicken, carefully cut each breast almost in half lengthways, then open out the two halves like a book.
Place the butter, spices and garlic in a mixing bowl and cream together well. Rub ½ of the butter mixture into the chicken fillets, then place on a plate, cover and chill for at least 2 hours, up to 6.
When you’re ready to cook them, place a griddle pan on a high heat and allow to get very hot. When it’s smoking, add the chicken breasts and cook for just 3-4 minutes on each side.
Meanwhile, heat the reserved marinade in a small saucepan and use to spoon over the chicken when cooked. Serve immediately with a green salad and lemon wedges.
Top tip: Paillard is a method of preparing a chicken breast that makes cooking it much faster. By cutting the breast almost in half and then opening it out, much more of the meat is exposed to the heat and it will take only a couple of minutes on each side to cook.