Ginger & lime chicken with sweet potato mash

This satisfying dish is packed full of zingy flavours, and it’s low-fat too

  • Prep:15 mins
    Cook:20 mins
    Plus 10 mins marinating
  • Serves 2
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 418
  • fat 8g
  • saturates 2g
  • carbs 54g
  • sugars 18g
  • fibre 5g
  • protein 37g
  • salt 0.45g


  • zest and juice 1 lime
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup or clear honey
  • thumb-size piece fresh root ginger, cut into matchsticks, plus 1 tsp grated root ginger
  • 2 skinless, boneless chicken breasts
  • 450g/1lb sweet potatoes, roughly chopped
  • 1 tbsp olive oil


  1. Mix half the lime zest and all the juice with the maple syrup and grated ginger. Slash each chicken breast 3-4 times with a sharp knife, then coat well with the marinade. Set aside for 10 mins. Heat the grill and line the grill tray with foil.

  2. Cook the sweet potatoes in salted boiling water for 10-12 mins until tender. Drain and mash well, adding the rest of the lime zest, plus some seasoning. Meanwhile, grill the chicken breasts for 10-15 mins, until cooked through and slightly caramelised.

  3. Heat the oil in a small frying pan. When it’s really hot, add the ginger matchsticks and fry for 1 min until the ginger is crisp. Lift out the matchsticks with a slotted spoon, then stir the mash into the gingerinfused oil. Divide the mash between 2 plates, top each with a chicken breast, scatter with the crisp ginger and serve with some sugar snap peas.

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