I am really enjoying Sarah Raven’s Food for Friends and Family right now. I love the freshness and the use of different ingredients, herbs and spices. She is definitely one of my favourites of the moment. I kept more or less the same ingredients for this recipe for coriander and lemon chicken but made one big change. I had no limes in the fridge so it became coriander and lemon rather than lime chicken. I also cooked it on the oven top rather than in the oven, but apart from that it is fairly similar.
The chicken could easily be cooked on skewers so it would be a great recipe for the barbecue. It would also go very nicely in flatbread with salad, like a shish kebab. I really loved this recipe. The marinade made the chicken so lovely – lemony and herby – and kept it really moist as it was cooking.
I am linking this to Herbs on Saturday, hosted by Karen at Lavender and Lovage
Ingredients – Serves 2
2 chicken breasts, chopped into large chunks
Handful of coriander
1 garlic clove
1 red chilli pepper
1 small knob of ginger
Juice of 1/2 lemon
Seeds from 3 cardamom pods
2 tbsp olive oil
How to Make Coriander and Lemon Chicken
1. Put all the ingredients except the chicken in a food processor. Blend until fairly smooth.
2. Put in a bowl with the chicken and mix well so the chicken is coated in the marinade. Leave in the fridge for at least an hour.
3. I cooked it in a frying pan with a tiny bit of oil but you could also use a griddle, a grill or even bake in the oven.