Recipe by FlemishMinx
My husband has recently declared my kitchen a cilantro-free zone :( so unfortunately I haven't yet tried this dish, but I am posting it because it sounds good to me and thought it might appeal to others as well. The recipe comes from Ainsley Harriott, a British chef, and he cautions not to marinate the chicken longer than two hours as the lime juice will break down the chicken to the point that it will fall apart. Preparation time does not include marinating time.
Top Review by beccatheny
This was good! I doubled the marinade because I wanted to make sure there was plenty to cover the chicken while marinading. We had it with rice and a black bean and corn medley.
- 6 cloves garlic, chopped
- 4 tablespoons chopped cilantro leaves, plus extra to garnish
- 2 teaspoons black peppercorns, coarsely ground
- 2 teaspoons sugar
- 2 limes, juice only
- 2 teaspoons Thai fish sauce (nam pla)
- 1 tablespoon light soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon sunflower oil
- 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
Directions See How It's Made
- Make the marinade of garlic, cilantro, ground peppercorns, sugar, lime juice, fish sauce, soy sauce and sunflower oil.
- Blend well.
- Place chicken breasts with marinade in a shallow dish or resealable plastic bag, coating them well, and set in the refrigerator at least 1 hour and no more than 2, turning them from time to time.
- Preheat a ridged griddle pan or heavy non-stick frying pan and cook the chicken for 7-8 minutes each side until the chicken is cooked through.
- Serve hot or cold, garnished with cilantro leaves.