Citrus juniper chicken with roasted turnips and greens


Citrus juniper chicken with roasted turnips and greens

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Serves 2


  • 2 chicken breast halves

  • 1/3 cup orange marmalade

  • 1 teaspoon crushed juniper berries

  • 3 tablespoons white wine vinegar

  • 2 cups turnips with greens

  • 1 tablespoon honey

  • 1 clove garlic

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided

  • Salt and pepper


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  

  • Remove greens from turnips. Chop greens, then set aside.

  • Peel and dice turnips.

  • On a sheet pan, combine turnips with 1 tablespoon of oil, plus salt and pepper.

  • Roast turnips in the oven for 12 to 15 minutes, until brown.

  • Heat 1 tablespoon oil in an ovenproof sauté pan over medium-high heat.

  • Season chicken with salt and pepper on both sides.

  • Add chicken and cook for three to four minutes per side, until brown.

  • Transfer chicken to oven for eight to 10 minutes until cooked through.

  • Remove turnips from oven and pour honey over the top.

  • Return turnips to oven and cook for three to four minutes.

  • In a sauté pan, heat 1 tablespoon of oil over medium-high heat.

  • Add garlic and sauté for 30 seconds until fragrant.

  • Add turnip greens and sauté for three to four minutes until wilted.

  • Remove chicken from pan and set aside. Add orange marmalade, vinegar, juniper berries, salt and pepper to pan.

  • Warm over medium heat for two to three minutes, or until thickened, stirring occasionally.

  • Serve chicken topped with citrus juniper sauce, with turnips and greens on the side.

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