Tamborine chicken

Tamborine chicken

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(14 ratings)

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 12 mins - 15 mins


Serves 4
This tangy chicken works well with salad or rice and is delicious both cold and hot

Nutrition and extra info

  • Easily doubled / halved

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal225
  • fat8g
  • saturates2g
  • carbs2g
  • sugars1g
  • fibre0g
  • protein37g
  • salt0.87g
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  • 4 boneless chicken breasts, skin on
  • 1 tsp black peppercorn
  • 3 cm chunk root ginger
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
    Soy sauce

    Soy sauce

    soy sor-s

    An Asian condiment and ingredient that comes in a variety of of varieties ranging from light to…

  • zest 1 and juice 2 lime, plus lime wedges to serve



    The same shape, but smaller than…


  1. Slash each chicken breast 3 times and put in a shallow dish. Crush the peppercorns coarsely in a mortar. Finely grate the ginger, crush the garlic and mix with the soy sauce, peppercorns, and lime zest and juice. Mix well, then pour over the chicken and leave to marinate for at least 10 mins, or up to 24 hrs.

  2. Line a grill rack with foil and brush lightly with oil. Lay the chicken on the foil, then curl the edges of the foil up slightly to catch the juices. Grill under moderate heat for 6-8 mins, then turn the chicken over and cook for a further 6-8 mins until cooked. If you are cooking this on the barbecue, cook for the same timings but make sure the coals are not too fierce. Transfer to a serving dish, then carefully pour over any remaining cooking juices. Serve with wedges of lime for squeezing over.

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12th May, 2020
the ingredients list doesn't include any garlic but the method says crush garlic - how much ?? THanks
Samreen01's picture
6th Aug, 2015
I love Chicken and always searching for new recipes related to Chicken, I like Tamborine Chicken recipe and will try this soon.
25th Mar, 2015
I will definitely be making this again, very simple but effective. We are currently living abroad where our usual set of ingredients is not readily available so this livened up what was becoming more boring chicken breasts, served with salad and potato wedges. We can't get limes so substituted with lemons but worked well. Marinated over night.
10th Mar, 2014
A simple but tasty recipe. Will definitely make again.
28th Nov, 2013
very tasty !
17th Apr, 2013
This was such an easy recipe 2 follow, took it that garlic was 2 personal taste so just used 2 cloves. Very tasty and will be doing this one again :-D
27th Mar, 2012
Just chucking out some old GF magazines - liked the look of this one - The recipe actually states 2 garlic cloves - just to let everyone know. Not tried it yet though
limefruitgum's picture
2nd Nov, 2011
delish, i love this combination of flavours.
7th Oct, 2011
This dish is amazing! Have cooked it twice now. Works well done in the oven instead of grill (200c for around 25-30 minutes)
27th Aug, 2011
Very tasty indeed! Cooked this for 2 but kept the quantities for the marinade as if for 4, used 2 cloves of garlic and popped it under the grill. Served this with rice with red onion, sweetcorn & mangetout -perfect, will make again!


27th Apr, 2014
If I want to cook this in the oven how long should I cook it for?
goodfoodteam's picture
6th May, 2014
Hi there, it will take about 20-25 minutes in a hot oven depending on the size of the chicken breasts, thanks.
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