Saturday, 28 April 2018

Tequila and lime chicken (Slimming World friendly)




This is a super easy and quick recipe perfect for after work. You just throw everything into a plastic food bag and leave it to marinate all day then put in the oven at night. I first saw this recipe in Nigella Lawson book 'Simply Nigella' I just tweaked it a bit to make it Slimming World friendly. Don't worry about the tequila tasting too strong it really doesn't it just helps to tenderise the chicken.


Tequila and lime chicken

8 chicken thighs (boneless and skinless all visible fat removed)
70ml tequila
2 limes (unwaxed)
1/2 tsp dried chili flakes
2 tsp salt
low calorie spray oil
small bunch fresh coriander


Take a large plastic food bag and put the chicken, tequila, salt and chili flakes in it. Grate the zest from the limes and add to the bag (I use the fine side of a grater) and then cut the limes in half and squeeze all the juice from both the limes into the bag. Do the bag up and squish and turn the bag so everything is mixed well and covered in the marinade. Lay the bag in a dish and leave in the fridge all day or overnight.

Preheat the oven to Gas 6 /200/400

Get a large ovenproof dish spray lightly with the spray oil and then take the chicken out of the bag and place it in a single layer in the dish but keep the marinade back in a jug for later. Put the dish in the oven for 30 minutes then take it out turn the chicken pieces , pour over the reserved marinade then put back in the oven for another 20-30 minutes until lightly browned. Remove from the oven sprinkle over the fresh chopped coriander and serve.


Serves 4 at 2 syns per portion




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