Ginger & Lime Chicken with Sweet Potato Mash

This has been one of our favourites for a while now but for some reason I hadn’t made it in ages. I decided to make it for tea last night after spotting a solitary sweet potato that I’d forgotten about lolling around the bottom of the cupboard yesterday morning!

Ginger and lime are two of my all-time favourite ingredients, in fact, without wanting to sound dramatic, I’m not sure I could cook without them! So the flavours in this is a winner for me! 🙂

This is what you need;

(serves two)

  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 1 large sweet potato
  • the juice and zest of 1 lime
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • a good chunk of ginger
  • sugar snap peas and carrots, or whatever other veg you fancy on the side

Zest then juice your lime. Put half of the lime zest to one side for later and mix the rest with all of the lime juice and the honey. Grate around half of the ginger into the sauce also.

Bash your chicken breasts to flatten them out a bit then slash each one a couple of times. Spoon half of the sauce over and allow to marinade while the grill comes up to temperature. Grill the chicken, turning halfway through cooking and pouring the remaining sauce over the other half of the chicken.

Meanwhile, dice and cook your sweet potato until soft enough to mash. Set to one side. Slice your remaining ginger into small thin ‘matchstick’ like slices and add to a frying pan of very hot oil. Cook for a few minutes until just beginning to char. You can now mash the sweet potato with the tasty gingery oil from the pan as well as the lime zest you put to one side earlier. Arrange your chargrilled ginger matchsticks on top of the sweet potato. Deliciously lime-y and ginger-y! 🙂

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2 Comments on “Ginger & Lime Chicken with Sweet Potato Mash”

  1. sybaritica says:

    Love the simplicity of the marinade 🙂


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