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Recipe – Lime and Coriander Chicken

In an effort to eat a little better after the over-indulgence that was Christmas, I have been playing around with different ways to flavour my food to make it a little bit more exciting. Let’s face it, we all know courgetti is never going to taste better than a proper bowl of spaghetti but with the right herbs and spices, it can taste pretty good!

I have made this recipe every week for the past three weeks and every time, I think how fresh and tasty it is. I have stuck to chicken breasts but I’m sure it would work well with turkey or even pork.



The juice of two limes

A handful of chopped fresh coriander

A good glug of olive oil

A pinch of dried chilli flakes

2 cloves of crushed garlic

Half a teaspoon of paprika

Salt and pepper

4 x chicken breasts

How to make it

  • Make the marinade by mixing together the lime juice, coriander, olive oil, chilli flakes, garlic, paprika, salt and pepper in a large bowl


  • Add the chicken breasts and ensure they are well coated in the marinade


  • Leave for at least 2 hours (I pop some clingfilm over the bowl and put it in the fridge)
  • To cook, heat a large frying or griddle pan on a medium-high heat and cook for 8-10 minutes on each side until browned and cooked through
  • I like to serve mine with a giant cous cous salad with the juices from the pan drizzled over

(These chicken breasts are also really tasty cold in a salad for lunch the next day!)


About hannahhotcakes

My name is Hannah. I live near Bath in a lovely village in the Cotswolds with my husband Ian, the love of my life for the past 10 years, in our dream cottage. I have landed my dream job as a primary school teacher and I can’t think of anything else I would rather be doing. I am a self-confessed foodie and I love to cook, bake, and eat out as much as possible. Here are some things I love: My friends and family, travelling, fresh flowers, good books, having breakfast on my balcony, horror films, Christmas, tea, Las Vegas, lie-ins, red wine, Liverpool FC, music, sausage dogs, Spain, rare steak, fashion, cheese, American TV series and camping. And here are my pet hates: People dressed as animals, whistling, being rushed, being made to wait, girls who act stupid to impress a man, spiders, sunburn and rocket (it comes with EVERYTHING!)

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