Recipe | Simple Oregano Chicken and Asparagus

Healthy eating is difficult when you have a busy lifestyle or a low budget. One of my favourite things to cook is home-made mashed potato and when paired with vegetables and meat, I see that as the best way to get a balanced meal that fills me up. Here's a simple chicken recipe that you can whip up in half an hour!

(For one person, double or size accordingly for two or more people)

1x Large Potato
1x Pack of Chicken Breast Strips
1x Garlic Clove

  • Chop the garlic and place to the side.
  • Peel and slice the potato into 4 pieces and place in a pan on the hob in hot water to boil for roughly 15 minutes.
  • Heat some oil in a frying pan and place the chicken strips in. Once sealed (white around the outside) sprinkle the chicken on both sides with Oregano.
  • Leave the chicken to cook for around 15 minutes, turning occasionally.
  • Heat a frying pan with a tablespoon and a half of butter and once almost melted, drop in 3/4 of the chopped garlic.
  • Place the asparagus in the melted butter and leave to cook for around 7-10 minutes, rolling them regularly so they cook evenly.
  • Once soft, remove the potatoes from the heat and turn down to a low heat. Drain the potatoes and place them back in the pan. 
  • Place 1 tablespoon of butter and a splash of milk into the pan and mash the potato (with a fork for best results!) until creamy. Add in the rest of the garlic to the mash mixture and place back on a low heat to keep it warm. 
  • Remove chicken and checked that it's cooked all the way through and then you're ready to serve up your meal!

Some of the measurements may vary on your preference, but i like my chicken crispy and my mash buttery and creamy! All the ingredients are easy to pick up and this meal can be made for around £6! Bargain! It's such a simple meal and is perfect for summer as it's not too heavy. Tried it out? Let me know what you think in the comments! You can also add a sprinkle of salt and pepper into the mashed potato to give is some extra flavour!