Step 1: You will need
- 2 chicken breasts
- 1 tbsp tarragon, roughly chopped
- 1 tbsp basil, roughly chopped
- 1 tbsp parsley, roughly chopped
- 1 clove of garlic, minced
- 3 tbsp olive oil
- salt and pepper
- 3 carrots, peeled and cut into sticks
- 25 g butter
- 4 tbsp water
- 1/2 tbsp cumin seeds freshly ground
- 2 tbsp coriander, chopped
- 1/2 tbsp lemon juice
- 1 cutting board
- 1 knife
- 1 bowl
- 1 frying pan
- 1 spoon
- 1 pair of tongs
- 1 barbecue
- 1 bottle of water for dousing any flames
Step 2: Prepare the barbecue
If you have a charcoal BBQ light it 30-45 minutes before you plan to cook. It is ready to cook on when there are no more flames and the charcoal has turned white.
If you are using a gas BBQ, light it up and turn it to the highest setting. Leave it for 15-20 minutes to heat up.
Step 3: Clean and slice the chicken breast
Place the chicken on the cutting board, clean any excess fat and slice right through the middle horizontally. If it's a medium sized or larger sized breast, make two slices. This will give you two to four thin slices of breast.
Step 4: Prepare the carrots
Heat a frying pan on high heat. When hot, add the butter and immediately after the carrots. Toss them in the butter for a minute and add the cumin and salt and pepper, then toss again.
Now add the water and cook with a lid half on. Reduce the heat and gently steam the carrots until almost done. Add the lemon juice and cook for 2 more minutes. Then, take the pan off the heat and keep warm.
Step 5: Marinate the chicken
Place the chicken in a bowl and add the tarragon, basil, parsley, garlic, olive oil, salt and pepper, then mix well.
Step 6: Grill the chicken
Place the chicken on the grill and cook for about 3 minutes on each side. Depending on the size of the breast and the heat, it may take less time to cook; if you can see the breast has become white, take it off the heat.
You may see fire shooting from the grill, so have some water handy in case you need to put it out.
Step 7: Final preparations
Add the chopped coriander to the carrots and stir quickly without breaking them. Place the carrots in the centre of the plate and put the grilled chicken on top.
Step 8: Serve
This delicious dish goes perfectly with a crisp salad and crusty bread.