Cyndi Lauper Crispy Chicken | 15 Minute Meal

“If you’re lost and you’re hungry, you will find me. Thyme after thyme.”

My favourite herb. And my brother's favourite singer/songwriter (not true, but maybe?). This is high end restaurant stuff made easy. Thyme is the bomb. 

Cyndi Lauper Crispy Chicken

  • Take 15 Minutes
  • Makes 2 Serves


  • Organic free range chicken breast – 300g
  • Broccoli – 2 cups (chopped & stalk removed)
  • Asparagus – 1 bunch (roughly 10 spears)
  • Red capsicum (red pepper) – 1
  • Quinoa – 100g
  • Lemon – 1
  • Thyme – 1/3 bunch 

green press cyndi lauper chicken recipe with thyme


  1. Cook quinoa as per instructions
  2. Remove chicken from fridge and season with salt, pepper & tablespoon olive oil
  3. Put thyme under skin
  4. Get skillet or pan and put in 1 tablespoon of olive oil, turn heat to medium-high
  5. Wait one minute, let it get hot
  6. Add chicken, skin side down first until golden brown (roughly 4 minutes) and flip.
  7. Sear off the bottom side of the breast (4 minutes). Sprinkle fresh chopped thyme leaves
  8. Dice and steam broccoli, asparagus and capsicum on high heat, setting (iPhone) timer to three minutes, or until vibrant and cooked
  9. Strain and rinse under cold water- bonus points if you add ice while straining as this stops the cooking process, retaining the nutrients, crunch and flavor
  10. Season with sea salt and pepper – optionally top with almonds to match our photo
  11. Squeeze the juice from 1/4 lemon on top of vegetables and chicken

About Miles

Miles Co-Founded Green Press in 2013. He's worked all over the world, including multiple Michelin Star winning restaurants in New York. After Green Press sold...

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