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Chicken Infused with Lemon and Lime

I actually saw this on a cookery programme on the telly during a mother and son competition. The son had a favourite chicken dish that he made for the family and was a hit with me too!

Chicken Infused with Lemon and Lime

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Cuisine: Indian Serves: 4 Cooking Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients

    Stage 1

  • 4 sliced fillets of boneless chicken
  • 1 tsp salt (or to taste)
  • 2 tsp ground black pepper or 1 tsp chillie flakes or 4 crushed fresh green chillies
  • Stage 2

  • 1 cup finely sliced fresh coriander
  • 1 lemon, juice and zest
  • 1 lime, juice and zest
  • 2 tsp finely grated fresh garlic
  • 2 tbs olive oil

Instructions

Stage 1

1

Lay the chicken fillets in a plastic bag one at a time, use a rolling pin or meat mallet to flatten them out. Sprinkle with the salt and pepper/chillies and marinate in the refrigerator for 2 hours or overnight.

Stage 2

2

In a large shallow dish, mix together the lemon and lime juice and zest, coriander and garlic.

3

Coat the chicken fillets with the marinade then cover and chill in the fridge for at least an hour. (if you prefer a stronger lemon taste marinade for 4 hours or overnight).

4

To cook the chicken, preheat a griddle pan or non-stick frying pan over a high heat, coat the pan with a thin layer of olive oil and lay out the chicken fillets in the pan.

5

Cook for 5 minutes on each side, or until charred on the outside and cooked through.

6

Or barbeque on hot coals, 3mins on each side!

7

Serve on a bed of garlic and sweet corn mashed potatoes with a fresh mixed salad or with boiled new potatoes flavoured with chillie flakes, butter and salt and a fresh mixed salad or with chips if you are not calorie counting!

Meal: Main Dishes