Ginger & lime chicken with sweet potato mash
- Preparation and cooking time
- Plus 10 mins marinating
- Serves 2
- 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
- STEP 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.
- STEP 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.
- STEP 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.