Looking to learn how to make roast chicken? I have made a number of roasts…
I love this chilli Lime Chicken recipe and find that it can be very versatile, although I do find that chicken on its own can be a little bland. I recently did a fillet of Salmon that was marinated, which got me wanting to look into making a nice marinade for chicken.
I love the taste of lime and really think it adds a great taste to the chicken, along with the mint. The Red chilli gives it that little kick but really doesn’t make it over powering. You want to make this ahead of time as you want to give it a good hour to marinate ideally, if you can give it a good day to marinate or even overnight as this will cause all those flavours to go into the chicken.
In a bowl place the Olive oil and then get the lime and first grate the lime zest into the bowl and once all of the lime has been grated, squeeze all of the lime juice into it as well. The red chilli then wants to be deseeded and finely chopped. I am not the best with spice so I chose to leave the seeds out, if you want a little extra bang then you could try it with the seeds.
If you dont have a fresh red chilli, you could substitute it with chilli flakes. Add the chopped chilli to the bowl with some finely chopped garlic, I love garlic and find it goes well with the lime. You want a couple of mint springs, take the leaves of these and then finely chop them and add to the bowl. Give everything a really good mix to make sure that it’s all mixed together.
Place the chicken into a baking dish and pour the marinade over the chicken, make sure you try to cover all of the chicken with the marinade – dont be afraid to get your hands dirty! 🙂 (just make sure you wash them after touching the chicken!!!)
Leave this to marinate in the fridge. If you have the skin on the chicken then when you are ready to cook I would suggest pan frying the skin to help crisp it up a little to begin with. This doesn’t take long, usually around 5-10 minutes depending on the heat.
I then put the chicken into a pre-heated oven at around 170 degrees and cooked the chicken in the marinade for about 30 minutes. Check that it is cooked by making sure all juices run clear.
I served the chicken with some nice sweet potato chips and a little salad, I would recommend using another lime and sprinkling a little of the lime juice over the chicken to give it that little extra lime kick! I do hope you liked this chicken recipe, please do let me know what you think in the comments below 🙂
I have enjoyed cooking for some years now, its one of the only things that I can do that makes me relaxed and forget any worries I have. I love trying new foods and visiting restaurants. Other hobbies include writing, game development and work :)