Perfect Lime Chicken Recipe
- 600-750g / 1.2 – 1.5 lb chicken breasts (4 pieces) or boneless thigh (Note 1)
- Zest of 1 lime (zest before juicing)
- 4 tbsp lime juice (1 – 2 limes)
- 2 garlic cloves minced
- 3 tbsp brown sugar
- 1/4 tsp pepper
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 2 tbsp finely chopped cilantro/coriander (optional)
- 1 tbsp fish sauce (OR 2 tbsp soy sauce) (Note 2)
- 1 – 2 tbsp olive oil
- Use fist (or rolling pin!) to pound fat end of chicken breast to about 1.7 cm / 2/3 thickness (not required for thigh).
- Place chicken and Marinade in a ziplock bag massage to distribute marinade evenly. Place on a plate or bowl and refrigerate for 24 hours (min 12 hrs max 48 hrs – Note 3)
- Remove chicken discard Marinade. Cook using one method below.
TO COOK (COOKED INTERNAL TEMP 165F/75C)
- STOVE: Heat oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Cook chicken for 3 minutes on each side or until caramelised and golden brown (see video!).
- BBQ: Brush grills with oil and heat to medium high (or medium if your BBQ is strong). Cook chicken for 3 minutes on each side until caramelised (see video!).
- OVEN: Preheat oven to 425F/220C. Bake 15 minutes then flick broiler/grill on high and grill for 3 minutes to caramelise surface & finish cooking.
REST AND SERVE:
- Transfer chicken to a serving plate cover loosely with foil and rest for 3 minutes.
- Garnish with extra coriander/cilantro lime wedges and chilli if desired then serve!
This article and recipe adapted from this site