6-8 pieces of chicken breast
100g Vù extravirgin olive oil
60g lemon juice
1 tsp grated lemon rind
2 tsp herby salt
freshly ground black pepper


In this recipe, The Silver Spoon shows us that the secret of a good marinade lies in the quality of the ingredients which can add zest and flavour to even simple meats like chicken.


Remove the skin, bones and filaments from the chicken breast. Split it into equal portions then make diagonal cuts, not too deep, on the surface of the meat to allow the marinade to penetrate. Place the chicken in a food bag.
Marinade: mix the Vù olive oil with the lemon juice and rind, herby salt and pepper, then pour into the bag along with the chicken. Seal the bag and massage the marinade into the meat. Leave in fridge for 6-8 hours.
Turn on the grill or put a griddle with a splash of olive oil on at medium heat. Remove the chicken from the bag and drain then cook for four minutes on each side. The meat can be cooked for up to a couple of minutes more but no longer as it would dry it too much.