Food / 17.11.2016

Mood dining: Tess Ward’s zingy lemon & thyme chicken recipe

By Camilla Allen
Comfort food that works

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Although we often crave ‘naughty’ foods when feeling under the weather, the feel-good result may be short-lived and could make you feel worse in the long run. The key to boosting our mood is simple: eat well, feel well. Healthy diets make for true ‘happy meals’.

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So why not bring that philosophy to the kitchen table with Tess Ward’s delicious lemon & thyme chicken recipe? It is packed with antioxidants to kick-start your immune system and leave you feeling invigorated during the cold season – so you can banish sneezes and sniffles before they leave you feeling down in the dumps. Here’s the easy-to-follow recipe:

Serves 2
2 tbsp. olive oil
1 lemon, halved
1 tablespoon maple syrup
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
4 cloves garlic, bashed
1 heaped teaspoon smoked paprika
A small handful of thyme sprigs
4 large chicken thighs 

1 Pre heat the oven to 190 degrees Celsius.
2 Add the paprika, bashed garlic, mustard, maple and the olive oil to a large bowl with the thyme leaves and briefly mix.
3 Season well with salt and pepper, then add the chicken to the bowl and toss well.
4 Place the chicken in a baking tray and place in the oven to cook for 30-35 minutes, or until golden and cooked through.

This recipe was provided by Panasonic in association with Tess Ward. 

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