Ginger & lime chicken with sweet potato mash

Ginger & lime chicken with sweet potato mash

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Cooking time

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

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 2

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

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition info

Nutrition

kcalories
418
protein
37g
carbs
54g
fat
8g
saturates
2g
fibre
5g
sugar
18g
salt
0.45g

Ingredients

  • zest and juice 1 lime
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup or clear honey
  • thumb-size piece fresh root ginger, cut into matchsticks, plus 1 tsp grated root ginger
  • 2 skinless, boneless chicken breasts
  • 450g/1lb sweet potatoes, roughly chopped
  • 1 tbsp olive oil

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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.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, February 2010

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tuglets's picture

Blueberry muffins

YomYom's picture
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Lovely.

yddraig's picture
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Really good - nice. easy and tasty

ritchiethebear's picture
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Wasn't too keen really. Ok for a mid week supper but not too sure i would bother making again.

floflo4's picture
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ME and my partner made this together and ate it together for our anniversary. It was absolutely delicious. Very healthy and refreshing. We had it with broccoli as an alternative to peas and it still went well. So tasty. Didn't feel bloated afterwards. OVerall good meal. Good stuff. Definately having it again.

shoopy's picture
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Totally delicious and light, summer dinner. Will be making this again and again!

kerry_clark's picture
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Made this again last night, fantastic flavours and really tender chicken. definitely a winner

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