It can be quite difficult for us to choose what to have for dinner that we would both enjoy. JHogg is a meat and potato fan, whereas I like to mix things up a bit. I do 99% of the cooking, so most of the meal choices are up to me. I could cook whatever I want – but it’s really not worth the grief I’d get for sneaking in onions and veggies!

This recipe for chicken and new potato hash satisfies both our wants out of a meal. The original came from the Body Coach Lean in 15, however we made a few adaptations to meet Mr Fussy’s needs. It is still healthy and filling and packed with flavour.

Chicken and New Potato Has Recipe | This is our adaptation of one of the recipes in the Lean in 15 books by the body coach. It is so simple and quick to make for a mid week family meal


  • Olive oil or coconut oil
  • Roughly 400g new potatoes
  • 2 large chicken breasts
  • Garlic (I prefer lazy garlic but 1 or 2 cloves would do the same)
  • Frozen peas
  • 2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 2 or 3 large handfuls of baby spinach leaves
  • 2cm strip of feta cheese
  • chilli flakes


  1. Give the new potatoes a quick prick with a fork and pop them in the microwave for around 8 minutes of full power. If you prefer you can boil them, but this works must faster!
  2. Slice to chicken to around 1cm strips. Add the oil of choice to the frying pan, and then fry the chicken and garlic for 2 minutes, until it starts to brown in places.
  3. Add in the peas and continue to fry for a further minute.
  4. Once the potatoes have finished in the microwave, remove them and cut them in half or quarters depending on their size. They will be hot!
  5. Add the potatoes to the pan with the chicken. Leave it to fry for 3 or 4 minutes without staring, this will allow the potatoes to brown in parts.
  6. Sprinkle the paprika and stir to ensure it fully coats the ingredients.
  7. Toss in the spinach, and the feta cut into cubes. The spinach will soon wilt.
  8. Once served up, sprinkle with chilli flakes to taste – they add a nice kick.

Serves 2 big portions, or 2 smaller portions with some leftover for lunch

Serving Suggestions

  • Personally, I would replace the peas with mange tout
  • You could really add any veg that you have lying around – thats the beauty of a hash.
  • A poached egg on top is apparently lovely if you like eggs, we are lazy and JHogg tends to have a fried egg instead

Chicken and Potato Hash Recipe

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