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Grilled thyme chicken with Premier Grand Cru
Grilled thyme chicken with Premier Grand Cru
Premier Grand Cru
Premier Grand Cru

Steal the show with delicious thyme chicken paired with Drostdy-Hof Wine

RECIPES

Issued by DKC on behalf of Drostdy-Hof Wine - Nov 9th 2015, 12:19

Tired of the usual overdone tried and tested? Then zest things up a bit and transform the usual grilled chicken dinner into something new with this recipe from country chef Johan van Schalkwyk that transforms everyday chicken into something new and exciting, especially when paired with his three-bean and apple salad.

To impress even more, pair the chicken with Drostdy-Hof Premier Grand Cru, a wine with an attractive perfumed bouquet of citrus aromas that perfectly complement the herbaceous flavours of the dish.

Recipe for grilled thyme chicken with three-bean and apple salad, served with Drostdy-Hof Premier Grand Cru

Ingredients

Chicken

4 chicken breasts with the skin on (preferably free-range)
4 sprigs of fresh thyme
40g butter
20ml olive oil
Salt
Black pepper

Salad

100g green beans, blanched and cooled
100g butterbeans, cooked as per the instructions on the packet or use tinned, drained beans
100g red kidney beans, cooked as per the instructions on the packet or use tinned, drained beans
1 Granny Smith apple, cored and julienned
100g fresh rocket
50g spring onion, sliced

Dressing

50ml verjuice (or apple cider vinegar)
50ml olive oil
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
30ml lemon juice, freshly squeezed
2 Tbsp flat leaf parsley, finely chopped
Salt
Pepper

Method

To make the dressing

• Place all the ingredients in a blender and pulse until well blended.

To make the salad

• Toss all the ingredients together in a large bowl.

To make the chicken

• Form a pocket in the skin by sliding a finger in between the chicken and the skin. Repeat with all the breasts.
• Divide the butter into 4 portions and place in each of the pockets with a sprig of thyme.
• Rub each chicken breast with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
• Grill the chicken breasts over medium hot coals for 5 minutes on each side. Repeat the process until the chicken is cooked (this depends on the size of the meat, but should take about 15 minutes – to check, slice one open to see whether it is cooked through).
• Alternatively, the chicken can be cooked in a pan on a stove instead. Heat some olive oil and a knob of butter in a pan over medium heat.
• Add two sprigs of thyme to the pan before adding the chicken.
• Fry for 5 minutes on each side and repeat until the chicken is cooked.
• Cover with foil and allow the chicken breast to rest for 2 minutes.
• Remove the skin and thyme then slice the chicken into strips of about 1cm.
• Drizzle the dressing over the salad and toss to coat.
• Assemble the dish by placing the chicken on the dressed salad.
• Serve with a chilled glass of Drostdy-Hof Premier Grand Cru.

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