Chicken with lime and mint recipe

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  • Serves 6
  • 25 mins to prepare and 40 mins to cook
  • 154 calories / serving
  • Healthy
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Cut the chicken into small chunks and marinate the pieces for 2 hours in the juice of 2 limes.

Peel the garlic and onion and chop finely. Mix them with the ginger, chilli, curry, turmeric and saffron and season with salt and pepper. Pour over the juice of 1 lime. Wash the mint and coriander leaves and chop finely.

Heat 3tbsps of olive oil in a frying pan or wok. Fry the chicken in the oil for a few minutes until its seared and then add the spicy sauce, stirring carefully so that the chicken is evenly covered. Pour a little water into the base of the dish and sprinkle with coriander seeds.

Leave to cook for 30 minutes, stirring regularly with a wooden spoon. Cut into a thick portion of the chicken and ensure it is cooked through, with no pink showing. Once cooked, place the chicken pieces in a serving dish. Decorate with the rest of the lime, cut into quarters and the fresh coriander and mint leaves. Serve piping hot with slices of cooked banana and some rice.

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  • Ingredients

  • 4 chicken breasts cut into pieces
  • 4 limes
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 onion
  • 1 pinch ginger
  • 1 small chilli pepper, chopped
  • 1tbsp curry powder
  • 1tsp turmeric
  • 1 pinch saffron
  • 1 large bunch mint
  • ½ bunch coriander
  • 1tbsp crushed coriander seeds
  • olive oil
  • salt
  • pepper
  • Energy 650kj 154kcal 8%
  • Fat 5g 8%
  • Saturates 1g 4%
  • Sugars 1g 1%
  • Salt 0.3g 5%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 2.6g Protein 23.4g Fibre 1.2g


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