Braised Chicken Breast
with Fennel and Lemon
- 2 Scallions
- 1 small Carrot (about 80 grams)
- 1 Fennel bulb (about 250 grams)
- 1 small Lemon
- 2 Chicken breasts (each about 150 grams)
- 1 tablespoon Soybean oil
- 1 teaspoon Fennel seed
- 2 Allspice berries
- 100 milliliters Vegetable broth
- ½ bunch Dill
Rinse scallions, shake dry and cut into thin rings.
Rinse, peel and cut carrot into thin slices.
Rinse and dry fennel, halve and then cut into strips. Rinse lemon in hot water, wipe dry and cut into thin slices.
Rinse chicken and pat dry. Season with salt and pepper. Heat oil in a pan and cook chicken on each side for about 1 minute.
Remove chicken from pan. Add fennel seed, allspice, scallions, carrot, lemon and fennel in pan over medium heat, stirring, for about 1 minute.
Transfer carrot mixture to a baking dish and add chicken. Pour in vegetable broth and season with salt and pepper. Cover with aluminum foil and bake in preheated oven at 180°C (fan 160°C, gas: mark 1-2) (approximately 350°F) for about 15 minutes.
Meanwhile, rinse the dill, shake dry, pluck off the fronds and chop finely. Sprinkle dill over braised chicken and sauce and serve.