Ginger & lime chicken with sweet potato mash

Ginger & lime chicken with sweet potato mash

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(46 ratings)

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


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

Nutrition and extra info


  • kcal418
  • fat8g
  • saturates2g
  • carbs54g
  • sugars18g
  • fibre5g
  • protein37g
  • salt0.45g
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  • zest and juice 1 lime



    The same shape, but smaller than…

  • 1 tbsp maple syrup or clear honey
    Maple syrup

    Maple syrup

    may-pul sir-rup

    The rising spring sap of a number of varieties of maple tree

  • thumb-size piece fresh root ginger, cut into matchsticks, plus 1 tsp grated root ginger



    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…


  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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10th May, 2011
Delicious- just about to make it for the second time. Low gi too!
9th Feb, 2011
This was absolutely fantastic, one of our all time favourites!
6th Feb, 2011
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2nd Feb, 2011
3rd Oct, 2010
Really good - nice. easy and tasty
17th Jul, 2010
Wasn't too keen really. Ok for a mid week supper but not too sure i would bother making again.
26th May, 2010
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.
8th May, 2010
Totally delicious and light, summer dinner. Will be making this again and again!
13th Apr, 2010
Made this again last night, fantastic flavours and really tender chicken. definitely a winner


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