Perfect Lime Chicken Recipe


Ingredients
CHICKEN MARINADE
  • 600-750g / 1.2 - 1.5 lb chicken breasts (4 pieces) or boneless thigh (Note 1)
  • Zest of 1 lime (zest before juicing)
  • 4 tbsp lime juice (1 - 2 limes)
  • 2 garlic cloves , minced
  • 3 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped cilantro/coriander (optional)
  • 1 tbsp fish sauce (OR 2 tbsp soy sauce) (Note 2)

TO COOK
  • 1 - 2 tbsp olive oil

Instructions

  1. Use fist (or rolling pin!) to pound fat end of chicken breast to about 1.7 cm / 2/3" thickness (not required for thigh).
  2. Place chicken and Marinade in a ziplock bag, massage to distribute marinade evenly. Place on a plate or bowl and refrigerate for 24 hours (min 12 hrs, max 48 hrs - Note 3)
  3. Remove chicken, discard Marinade. Cook using one method below.

TO COOK (COOKED INTERNAL TEMP 165F/75C)
  1. STOVE: Heat oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Cook chicken for 3 minutes on each side or until caramelised and golden brown (see video!).
  2. BBQ: Brush grills with oil and heat to medium high (or medium if your BBQ is strong). Cook chicken for 3 minutes on each side until caramelised (see video!).
  3. OVEN: Preheat oven to 425F/220C. Bake 15 minutes, then flick broiler/grill on high and grill for 3 minutes to caramelise surface & finish cooking.

REST AND SERVE:
  1. Transfer chicken to a serving plate, cover loosely with foil and rest for 3 minutes.
  2. Garnish with extra coriander/cilantro, lime wedges and chilli if desired, then serve!

This article and recipe adapted from this site

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