Prep 4 hrs
Cook 15 mins
Tangy lime and coriander chicken pieces on lemongrass skewers. Perfect for a summer bbq, but can also be grilled indoors. (prep time includes marinade time, so may change depending on how long chicken is marinated for)
- 6 stalks lemongrass
- 1⁄3 cup peanut oil
- 1 tablespoon lime rind, grated
- 1⁄4 cup coriander leaves, coarsely chopped
- 6 chicken breasts
- 1⁄4 cup lime juice
- 2 small birds eye chiles, seeded and finely chopped
- 1⁄3 cup macadamia nut oil
- 1 tablespoon raw sugar
- 1 garlic clove, crushed
- Cut approx 3cm (1.2in) from the lemongrass (not the hard white part, the other end). Finely chop.
- Combine chopped lemongrass, peanut oil, lime rind and coriander in a shallow non-reactive dish.
- Cut each chicken breast into 4, and thread onto lemongrass skewers. The lemongrass skewers may bend, if this happens carefully use a knife to cut a slit into the chicken - it should thread on easily now.
- Place skewers in with marinade and turn to fully coat.
- Cover and marinade for 3 hours or overnight.
- Cook skewers on lightly oiled bbq until chicken is browned and cooked through.
- Combine dressing ingredients in a screw top jar and shake to combine.
- Serve chicken skewers over rice (optional) and top with dressing.
I love lime, coriander and lemongrass - put them together and you have a winning combination! This chicken was so tender (I marinated them overnight) and the dressing very tasty. I've never come across macadamia nut oil so I used olive oil. Thanks for a lovely recipe and it looked great too.