As the end of summer approaches, I’m always mindful of how much I love summer food and how much I miss them during winter. Don’t get me wrong, winter food is great too, roasts, cottage pies, slow cooked everything, yum! Summer food just has a freshness to it that winter can’t beat.
My idea was to create a simple and easy marinade for chicken that packs a punch when it comes to taste. The flavours i’ve chosen are throughout Mexican and Thai food, which is probably why I love those so much. You could easily use this recipe on other meats too.
Coriander Chilli and Lime Chicken
// What You’ll Need (for two)
- 350-400 grams of chicken breast, skinless
- Juice of 2 limes
- 1-2 chilli’s (depending on how spicy you want it)
- Big bunch of coriander, ends chopped off
- Cut chicken into large slices and place in a medium sized bowl.
- Chop all coriander and chilli into small pieces, roughly is fine as i’m all about easy cooking (see above picture). I deseeded my chilli. Place ingredients in bowl with chicken.
- Pour lime juice into bowl and then stir all ingredients well.
- Pop in the fridge, covered, to marinade for an hour.
- To Cook: Heat up a grill/pan with minimal oil and cook until brown / cooked through.
I really recommend a grill as it reduces cooking time, and uses almost no oil to cook meals like this. I used a George Foreman grill and a light dusting of spray oil.
Serve on a salad, or in wraps with peppered tomato and salad and some light mayonnaise or guacamole.