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Ginger & lime chicken with sweet potato mash

Ginger & lime chicken with sweet potato mash

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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Prep:
    • Cook:
    • Plus 10 mins marinating
  • Easy
  • Serves 2

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

Nutrition:
HighlightNutrientUnit
kcal418
fat8g
saturates2g
carbs54g
sugars18g
fibre5g
protein37g
low insalt0.45g
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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

Method

  • 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.

Goes well with

Recipe from Good Food magazine, February 2010

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