Try this Sweet Chilli Lime Chicken for dinner. Takes just 15 minutes
I stepped back after my handy work and looked at him from a couple of steps away. If I could run believe me I would have. My partner and I had been travelling around South America for six months and we needed a hair cut. I just have no idea why he believed me when I said I could cut hair……..how hard could it be? Famous last words, it was very hard. He looked like a one of the Beatles only they were fashionable in the 60’s. I covered his protests by saying that he would blend in with the rest of the Ecuadorian’s, especially if he wore a hat.
I’ve gone back to cutting hair again lately but only on myself. Not style cutting or anything like that, just a little trim between cuts. My hair cut is very short in quite a messy style and it’s only parts of it that become overgrown and unruly, like, weedy bits, so I have taken to giving it a bit of a trim between cuts.
A friend commented the other day that I had had a cut and even went to the extreme of telling me it looked nice. Ha, I said , it’s a selfie. She looked surprised . I confided that in the last 3 times I had had my hair cut I had given it a bit of a trim between salon visits. I justified myself by stating I must have done a good job or my hairdresser would have said something. She laughed till I told her to stop, what was the joke?. And it was funny she was right. My hairdresser may not have said anything not even suspecting that I may have cut my own hair ( because who does that anyway- unless they are traveling around South America?). Her reasoning was solid.. he may not have said anything because he may have been thinking …
“I must have been on crack last time I cut Tania’s hair. It is a terrible mess”.
There is no way that he can say anything to me. Imagine:
“Tania , your hair is short and long and funny in all the wrong places. I must have been very hungover or having a bad hair day(!) last time I cut your hair”.
THAT is not going to happen. So it seems that I have and will get away with a little tweaking. Unless that is, I get a bit too confident. I have learned a valuable lesson… my former partner had a great ability to face the world with a really dick haircut.
This 15 minute chicken dish IS easy. There’s only a small amount of cheating involved and that’s the use of sweet chilli sauce . Make it in the fry pan and that’s that. Serve it with rice or quinoa or rissoni or just as it is.
One Pot Sweet Chilli Lime Chicken
- 1 kg chicken thigh fillets sliced and trimmed
- 2 whole limes zested and juiced
- 60 ml sweet chilli sauce Thai style 1/4 cup
- 60 ml buttermilk 1/4 cup
- 2 Tablespoons ginger grated
- 2 cloves garlic
- 200 gm sugar snap peas 1 cup
- 100 gm red capsicum sliced into fingers
- 150 gm onion sliced very thinly
- 60 ml oil 3 tablespoons
- 60 ml lime or lemon juice (3 Tablespoons approx 2 limes or 1/2 lemon)
- 1/2 bunch coriander chopped
- 80 ml water or stock, 4 tablespoons
- Put the trimmed whole chicken thighs into a bowl with the buttermilk, lime zest and juice and 1 clove of crushed garlic and leave for 10 minutes ( or as long as you can ) while you cut the vegetables
- Heat a non stick frypan to very hot. Add 2 Tablespoons of oil and add the chicken shaking off any excess liquid and reserving, adding a piece at a time letting the pan come back to temperature. Sear them on both sides till nicely browned.
- Once cooked put them onto a plate to sit for a minute. Don't wash the pan just drain off any extra fat. Add more oil and the onion, ginger, garlic and stir till softening but not colouring. Add the chicken back to the pan. Add the capsicum and sugar snap peas and the remaining marinade, sweet chilli extra lemon ( or lime) and 2 table spoons of water or stock.
- Bring the pan back to a simmer and add the lid, letting it cook for a couple of minutes. Stir well and make sure the sauce is simmering and the chicken is cooked through.Add the chopped coriander and taste for seasoning. If more salt is needed sprinkle with salt or fish sauce
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