Chef Brian McDermott joined Today with Claire Byrne on RTÉ Radio 1 to share some cost-effective recipes.


Serves 4

  • 4 Boneless chicken portions (breasts, thighs or drumsticks)
  • Spray of oil
  • Zest of 1 lemon & half juice of lemon
  • 4 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 4 Twists fresh ground white pepper
  • Pinch sea salt


  1. In a bowl add the lemon zest and juice of half a lemon. Add the freshly ground pepper and pinch of salt.
  2. Add four sprays (or less) of oil to the bowl along with the fresh thyme leaves. Whisk all together.
  3. Brush or spread the mix over the chicken pieces or place the chicken pieces in the bowl mixing all together.
  4. Leave to marinade for at least 15 minutes.
  5. Place the chicken pieces in the air fryer basket and cook at 180 degrees C for 25 minutes. Check to ensure chicken is cooked thoroughly.
  6. Great served with boiled rice or salad.