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Citrus juniper chicken with roasted turnips and greens

Citrus juniper chicken with roasted turnips and greens

Piedmont is partnering with  Garnish and Gather to share heart-healthy recipes you can feel good about eating.

Serves 2


  • 2 chicken breast halves
  • 1/3 cup orange marmalade
  • 1 teaspoon crushed juniper berries
  • 3 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 2 cups turnips with greens
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • Salt and pepper

Step one: Preheat oven and cook turnips



  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  
  • Remove greens from turnips. Chop greens, then set aside.
  • Peel and dice turnips.
  • On a sheet pan, combine turnips with 1 tablespoon of oil, plus salt and pepper.
  • Roast turnips in the oven for 12 to 15 minutes, until brown.

Step two: Cook chicken

  • Heat 1 tablespoon oil in an ovenproof sauté pan over medium-high heat.
  • Season chicken with salt and pepper on both sides.
  • Add chicken and cook for three to four minutes per side, until brown.
  • Transfer chicken to oven for eight to 10 minutes until cooked through.

Step three: Finish turnips and sauté greens

  • Remove turnips from oven and pour honey over the top.
  • Return turnips to oven and cook for three to four minutes.
  • In a sauté pan, heat 1 tablespoon of oil over medium-high heat.
  • Add garlic and sauté for 30 seconds until fragrant.
  • Add turnip greens and sauté for three to four minutes until wilted.

Step four: Make sauce

  • Remove chicken from pan and set aside. Add orange marmalade, vinegar, juniper berries, salt and pepper to pan.
  • Warm over medium heat for two to three minutes, or until thickened, stirring occasionally.

Step five: Plate meal and enjoy

  • Serve chicken topped with citrus juniper sauce, with turnips and greens on the side.

For additional healthy recipes, visit the Living Better Recipe Index. To learn more about Garnish and Gather, click here

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