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|Chicken with Chilli, Lime and Hoisin|
Marinading Time: as long as you wish! But anything from 30 minutes to overnight
Prep Time: 20-30 mins
Cook Time: 20-30 mins
2 chicken breasts
2 garlic cloves, crushed
4 tsp light brown sugar
juice 2 limes
1 tbsp soy sauce
1 tbsp chilli bean paste/sauce
2 tbsp hoisin sauce
120 ml chicken stock or water
On the side:
4 stems broccoli
1 small onion, chopped
dash of soy
To prepare the chicken, use a sharp knife to cut deep slashes in a diamond pattern. Mix the garlic, sugar, lime juice, soy and chilli bean sauce together in a bowl. Place the chicken in a dish and pour over the marinade mixture. Leave to marinade as long as you can.
Once you are ready to cook, heat some vegetable oil in a frying pan. Remove the chicken from the marinade and fry for about 5 minutes on each side, making sure it is cooked through. Once cooked, add the remaining marinade, along with the hoisin sauce and stock/water, and simmer for a few minutes.
Meanwhile stir-fry the broccoli and onions together in another pan. Once softened, add a dash of soy sauce.
Serve together with the sauce from the chicken drizzled over the top. With rice and freshly chopped coriander.
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