Garlic and Rosemary Chicken with Roast Cherry Tomato Salad

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Source: Good Mood Food Blog


Garlic and Rosemary Chicken with Roast Cherry Tomato Salad

Serves 4
4 chicken breasts
6 cloves of garlic
2-3 sprigs of rosemary
4 tablespoons of olive oil
A good pinch of ground black pepper
A good pinch of sea salt

For the salad:
4 tablespoons of olive oil
2 tablespoons of balsamic vinegar
A good pinch of ground black pepper
A good pinch of sea salt
1 large punnet of cherry tomatoes, sliced in half
120g of rocket leaves
1 small red onion, finely sliced
Shavings of parmesan cheese to serve


In a bowl whisk together the olive oil and balsamic vinegar for the salad.
Add the tomatoes to a large roasting tray cut side up, pour half the dressing over and toss to combine.  Season with sea salt and black pepper.

Place in an oven at 200oC/Gas Mark 6 for about 35 minutes or until the tomatoes have reduced in size.

While the tomatoes are roasting in the oven, in a pestle and mortar or with the back of a knife, crush the garlic cloves with a little sea salt, until you have a fine paste.

Remove the leaves from the sprigs of rosemary, and add them with the mushed garlic, 4 tablespoons of olive oil, and chicken breasts to a bowl and allow to marinade while you prepare the rest of the salad ingredients.

On a large hot griddle pan, fry the chicken breasts for 3-4 minutes either side, depending on the size, but just make sure they are cooked through.

In a large bowl, toss together the rocket, roasted cherry tomatoes, red onion and remaining dressing.

Serve alongside the chicken with some shavings of parmesan cheese.