Allyson Gofton - Artichoke And Sage Seasoned Pan Seared Chicken

Publish Date
Thursday, 1 March 2018, 5:07PM
By Allyson Gofton

Scented olive oil add a delicate flavour where used and this combination with sugar snap peas and new season waxy potatoes is ideal for a dinner with friends.


  • 1 whole chicken or 4 chicken pieces
  • 4 roasted artichoke quarters
  • 8 baby sage leaves
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 2-3 tblsp lemon scented olive oil


  • 500 grams waxy potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 150 grams sugar snap peas
  • 4 roasted artichoke quarters, sliced
  • 1/4 tblsp lemon scented olive oil
  • 1 tblsp lemon juice or wine vinegar
  • 1 tblsp chopped capers
  • 2 tblsp sliced fresh sage leaves


  1. Cut the chicken in quarters if it is whole. Cut a pocket in the thickest side of the chicken breast. In the chicken leg and thigh portions, cut the bone out of the thigh portion only.
  2. Season the pockets with pepper and add slices of artichokes and 2 sages leaves to each portion. Secure the opening with a skewer.
  3. Heat the oil in an oven-proof frying pan and gently brown the chicken pieces on both sides. Transfer to a 180 degrees Celsius for 25 minutes or until just tender.
  4. Cook potatoes in boiling salted water until tender and drain. Blanch sugar snap peas. In a bowl toss together the potatoes, peas, artichokes, olive oil, lemon juice, capers and sage. Season well with salt and pepper.
  5. Serve the chicken on equal portions of salad.

Cooks Tips

- If you do not have lemon scented olive oil use good quality olive oil. - You can buy roasted bottled artichokes in most good supermarkets. - If you are not keen on artichokes, use sundried tomatoes or red peppers.

Find more delicious recipes by Allyson here.

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