Spice-crusted chicken with Asian slaw

Spice-crusted chicken with Asian slaw

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Cooking time

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 8 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

Griddle lean chicken breasts marinated in Chinese spices and serve with shredded cabbage and onion

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
280
protein
33g
carbs
22g
fat
7g
saturates
1g
fibre
3g
sugar
22g
salt
2.3g

Ingredients

  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts
  • 2 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 tsp each chilli flakes, cumin seeds and Sichuan peppercorns
  • 3 tbsp soft brown sugar
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce
  • juice 1 lemon, plus lemon halves to serve
  • ½ small white cabbage, finely shredded
  • 1 red onion, sliced
  • 1 red chilli, deseeded and chopped
  • small handful coriander sprigs, to serve

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Method

  1. Slice most of the way through each chicken breast lengthways, and open out like a book. Cover with cling film and gently beat with a rolling pin until flattened. Rub 2 tsp sesame oil all over the chicken.
  2. Roughly crush the chilli flakes, cumin seeds and peppercorns using a pestle and mortar. Add some salt and sprinkle over both sides of the chicken. Chill until you are ready to cook.
  3. In small bowl, mix the remaining sesame oil, sugar, soy sauce and lemon juice. Add the cabbage, onion and chilli to a large bowl, pour over half the dressing and mix well. Save remaining dressing to use as a dipping sauce for the chicken.
  4. Heat grill to high. Place the chicken on a baking tray lined with foil, grill for 3-4 mins on each side until cooked through. Serve with the slaw, lemon halves, a scattering of coriander and dipping sauce.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, July 2012

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mikesamra's picture

This was gooood! I made the slaw for 4 people and chicken for 2..

Loved the slaw - i will be making for BBQ

flynn123's picture

Gorgeous with a capital 'G' . So easy for a mid week meal and not being a confident cooker of chicken after suffering from e coli in the past, just follow the recipe instructions and the chicken will be cooked perfectly!

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