Ginger & lime chicken with sweet potato mash

Ginger & lime chicken with sweet potato mash

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(38 ratings)

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 20 mins Plus 10 mins marinating

Easy

Serves 2
This satisfying dish is packed full of zingy flavours, and it's low-fat too

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition:

  • kcal418
  • fat8g
  • saturates2g
  • carbs54g
  • sugars18g
  • fibre5g
  • protein37g
  • salt0.45g
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Ingredients

  • zest and juice 1 lime
    Lime

    Lime

    ly-m

    The same shape, but smaller than…

  • 1 tbsp maple syrup or clear honey
  • thumb-size piece fresh root ginger, cut into matchsticks, plus 1 tsp grated root ginger
    Ginger

    Ginger

    jin-jer

    Mainly grown in Jamaica, Africa, India, China and Australia, ginger is the root of the plant. It…

  • 2 skinless, boneless chicken breasts
  • 450g/1lb sweet potatoes, roughly chopped
    Sweet potatoes

    Sweet potato

    sweet po-tate-toe

    Sweet potatoes have a creamy texture and a sweet-spicy flavour that makes them ideal for savoury…

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

Method

  1. Mix half the lime zest and all the juice with the maple syrup and grated ginger. Slash each chicken breast 3-4 times with a sharp knife, then coat well with the marinade. Set aside for 10 mins. Heat the grill and line the grill tray with foil.

  2. Cook the sweet potatoes in salted boiling water for 10-12 mins until tender. Drain and mash well, adding the rest of the lime zest, plus some seasoning. Meanwhile, grill the chicken breasts for 10-15 mins, until cooked through and slightly caramelised.

  3. Heat the oil in a small frying pan. When it’s really hot, add the ginger matchsticks and fry for 1 min until the ginger is crisp. Lift out the matchsticks with a slotted spoon, then stir the mash into the gingerinfused oil. Divide the mash between 2 plates, top each with a chicken breast, scatter with the crisp ginger and serve with some sugar snap peas.

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Comments (28)

lahelapixie's picture
5

Delicious! Wouldn't bother topping with the crisp ginger (didn't really add anything and was just a bit weird), but other than that it was great!

Angie from Bidford's picture

This dish was everything I hoped it would be... zingy, yummy and really light. Recommend marinading from night before. I used mini breast fillets - which look great when plating up, added a clove of garlic to the mash and served it with GF's Courgette Salad on the side (where I use lime and black onion seeds). If you want some extra lime zing on the chicken, boil up the rest of the marinade and spoon over the top (make sure you boil it as obviously it had raw chicken in it). And I didn't add any seasoning to any of the dishes (which is very unusual for me!). Thanks GF!

Angie from Bidford's picture

This dish was everything I hoped it would be... zingy, yummy and really light. I used mini breast fillets - which look nice when plating up, added some garlic to the mash and had GF's Courgette Salad on the side (for which I use lime and black onion seeds). And I didn't add seasoning to anything (which is very unusual for me!). Thanks GF!

Angie from Bidford's picture

This was just what I hoped it would be... really yummy, zingy & light. I used mini breast fillets which looked nice on the plate, added some garlic to the mash & made GF' s Courgette Salad as a side (which is better made with lime juice & onion seeds). I didn't add any seasoning to any of the dishes (which is very unlike me!).

ppp-99's picture
5

Really delicious. Marinated the chicken the night before (to save time) I cooked it in the oven and then finished it off under the grill which worked well. I also added a few chilli flakes to the sweet potato mash. Was a lovely, quick and fresh tasting midweek meal.

adbeckam's picture
5

Wonderful. Everyone loved this. Keep hold of the marinade and just before ginger had been cooked add it to the pan. It will bubble and thicken. I added half a teaspoon of brown sugar. Spoon the ginger and sauce over chicken. Even my fussy daughter liked it!

KochinVeronica's picture
5

Quite exquisite!

megarrr's picture
5

Really enjoyed this. Couldn't get my chicken to look like the picture. Might use a griddle pan next time instead.

alisonuk's picture
3

The marinade tested really zingy but I was a bit disappointed with the end result. It was ok but the chicken only had a hint of lime and was a bit bland really. The sweet potato mash was very tasty though. Probably wont bother dong the chicken again.

rlehbt's picture
1

Really wasn't for me.

oreillymi's picture
5

Yummy! Really easy to cook too.

sarahfh's picture
4

Quite nice. The ginger matchsticks really add a fantastic flavour.

ginac231102's picture
5

My other half wanted healthy food when trying to lose weight and everyone loved this recipe x I had never cooked with sweet potatoes before and now buy and use them on a regular basis just for a bit of variety and colour on the plate x Such an easy recipe as well

Tiffany1983's picture
5

This was a nice dish as I really like the flavours of lime and ginger. I marinated the chicken overnight and had sliced the chicken into thin strips, and put some slits in them to soak up the flavours. It felt healthy to not have any cheese or milk added to the mash, as I usually do this with normal potatoes. I didn't have any peas or other veg to go with it sadly, as it was missing it! The ginger matchsticks were nice too. Will cook this again :-)

jweg1210's picture
2

Nothing exactly wrong with this, but we were distinctly underwhelmed. Oil didn't flavour the sweet potato, and the glaze on the chicken didn't go at all sticky.
Nice enough to eat, but not to make again or recommend.

melaniemcqueen's picture
4

Really nice, enjoyed it. I didn't have fresh ginger so substituted for ginger puree which I added straight to the marinade for the chicken. I also microwave sweet potatoes rather then boiling - prick the whole potatoes, add to a microwave bowl with some halved lime, cover with cling film and microwave on full for about 15 mins. Mash with a fork, squeezing the lime over and adding ginger puree - it worked well for me! The chicken was lovely, all sticky and flavourful.

melaniemcqueen's picture
4

Really nice, enjoyed it. I didn't have fresh ginger so substituted for ginger puree which I added straight to the marinade for the chicken. I also microwave sweet potatoes rather then boiling - prick the whole potatoes, add to a microwave bowl with some halved lime, cover with cling film and microwave on full for about 15 mins. Mash with a fork, squeezing the lime over and adding ginger puree - it worked well for me! The chicken was lovely, all sticky and flavourful.

melaniemcqueen's picture
4

Really nice, enjoyed it. I didn't have fresh ginger so substituted for ginger puree which I added straight to the marinade for the chicken. I also microwave sweet potatoes rather then boiling - prick the whole potatoes, add to a microwave bowl with some halved lime, cover with cling film and microwave on full for about 15 mins. Mash with a fork, squeezing the lime over and adding ginger puree - it worked well for me! The chicken was lovely, all sticky and flavourful.

nikkidowns's picture
4

Really tasty, I cut the chicken up into pieces which worked really well as it took on more flavour. Will defiantly make again.

rt1268's picture
5

Delicious- just about to make it for the second time. Low gi too!

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