Chilli-lime chicken salad

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Preparation and cooking time

  • Prep:15 mins
  • Cook:30 mins – 40 mins
  • plus marinating
  • Easy
  • Serves 4 – 6

Thai-inspired chicken makes a perfect barbecue dish, serve with a feast of dressed green salad and herbs

Nutrient Unit
kcal 403
fat 28g
saturates 7g
carbs 13g
sugars 12g
fibre 3g
protein 26g
salt 2.6g

Ingredients

For the marinade and dressing

  • zest and juice 3 limes
  • 3 tbsp fish sauce
  • 3 tbsp soft light brown sugar
  • 2 hot red chillies , thinly sliced (see tip, below)
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves , crushed
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • handful coriander stems, finely chopped
  • 8 chicken leg or thigh pieces, skin on
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For the salad

  • bunch spring onion , shredded lengthways
  • ½ cucumber , halved, deseeded and cut into long strips
  • 200g baby tomato , halved
  • handful coriander
  • handful Thai basil leaves
  • 2 ripe avocados , sliced
  • handful toasted cashews or peanuts

Method

  • STEP 1

Whisk together the lime zest and juice, fish sauce, sugar and chillies until the sugar dissolves. Pour 1/3 of this mix into a bowl, add the oil and set aside (this will be the dressing). Put the remainder into a large food bag with 1 tsp salt, the garlic, turmeric and coriander stems. Slash each piece of chicken down to the bone a few times, then add to the marinade and squish it around well in the bag. Chill for at least 2 hrs, or ideally up to 24 hrs.

  • STEP 2
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Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4 (if barbecuing, get the coals ready). Lift the chicken from the marinade and into a roasting tin. Roast for 30 mins until cooked through but not yet completely tender.

  • STEP 3

If you’re barbecuing, transfer the chicken from its tin to a hot barbecue for 10 mins more, turning once crisp (otherwise continue roasting in the oven). Spread the spring onions, cucumber and tomatoes over a platter, add the chicken, then finish with the herbs, avocados, nuts and dressing.

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