Mexican lime chicken

Mexican lime chicken

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Cooking time

Cook: 30 mins - 35 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 2

A recipe full of zingy flavours

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition info

Nutrition

kcalories
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protein
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carbs
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fat
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saturates
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fibre
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sugar
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salt
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Ingredients

  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp crushed coriander seeds
  • 1 tsp grated lime zest
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • ½ tsp muscovado sugar
  • 1 lime
  • 6 unpeeled garlic cloves
  • 2 fresh red chillies

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Method

  1. Mix 2 tbsp olive oil with 1 tsp each crushed coriander seeds and grated lime zest and 1⁄2 tsp each paprika and light muscovado sugar.
  2. Put 2 chicken breasts in a baking dish, spoon the marinade over, then squeeze over a little lime juice. Cover and marinate for 30 minutes.
  3. Slip 1-2 lime slices under the skin of each breast and season. Tuck 6 unpeeled garlic cloves and 2 fresh red chillies around the chicken.
  4. Roast the chicken breasts in a baking dish, uncovered, for 30-35 minutes in a preheated oven (190C/gas 5/fan oven 170C). To check if they are done, prod the chicken with your finger - if it's still a bit soft, give it a bit longer.
  5. Serve with salad and salsa.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, March 2002

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MrsV's picture

I used this marinade recipe as a quesadilla filling and it went down a storm! So many uses :-)

tazbita's picture

Nice and quick. Lovely with roast butternut squash (with garlic, paprika and cayenne pepper)

rosy11's picture
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Tasty but not as amazing as I had expected. Served with a mixed bean, avocado, red onion, tomato and coriander salad with lime dressing which went really nicely with it and was gorgeous!

pipirv's picture
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Made this recipe for my anniversary dinner, and it went down really well. I didn't use chicken with skin on so just rested lime on top but it was still lovely :) Served it with chilli new potatoes and it was thoroughly enjoyed!

muirving's picture

For the person that was asking, I worked it out as 287 calories per person.

laurenmriley's picture
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Just made this tonight...

Quick and simple marinade but very tasty! Served with Mexican rice and side salad. Would definately make again.

ssatme's picture
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A rarity! Liked by all the family. I used skinless as getting fillets with skin on is getting harder, but no dryness at all, I covered them during cooking and they were moist and very tasty. Am doing them again tomorrow for my teenage son and his six friends at their request.

caroelle's picture
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This works equally well with quorn chicken style fillets. I can recommend it with Spanish potatoes and salsa.

jobud1's picture
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Very nice for a mid-week dinner. Marinated all day and was very good. Only complaint would be maybe it's a little sweet so next time would reduce the sugar. All in all pretty yummy

emerx80s's picture

Anyone know how many calories in this?
Wouldnt of thought it would be much :)

hiyamod's picture

very easy and very nie .. di not use Paprika for we had it with the kids .. but still very nice indeed!! thanksfor sharing it.

oly1986's picture
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Really tasty

kurkovpenguin's picture
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Yum! Really quick mid week dinner, lovely flavor. I served with rice stuffed peppers and a salsa.

alanna66's picture
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Sliced the chicken into strips and coated in the marinade, flash fried and rolled in tortillas with fresh sliced red onions, tomatoes and cucumber with a green salad and sliced avocado on the side.

littlewebby's picture
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Really yummy - used skinless chicken fillets and very tasty!!

susan_lily's picture
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Cooked this for dinner this evening. Big hit. Really juicy chicken and tasted lovely.

wonderwoman27's picture
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Mmm this is delicious and healthy! I left out the muscovado sugar and coriander by accident but served with broccoli and rice infusions. Yummy!!! Will definitely be making again :)

bryce1jardine's picture
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Easy recipe , cooked it for friends at the weekend. They loved it :-)

vickiwxm's picture
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Really nice and very easy to make!

cat24s04's picture

i was impressed by all the positive reviews for this dish and so decided to cook it for my boyfriends birthday. i didnt include the chicken skins and cooked the chicken on a bed of sweet red peppers and red onions. the lime made the chicken to tender and gave it the most amazing taste! i served it with roasted potato and sweet potato which worked really well! i added some paprika to the chips to continue the taste throughout all the dish.
i would really recommend this to anyone and i will be cooking it again! it was so straight forward to cook and can be largely prepared in advance of the actual cooking so would be good for a dinner party too!!!

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