As much as I love to cook, sometimes I absolutely hate it! I mean really loathe the though of stepping into the kitchen and having to make anything at all. Those must sound like really strong words, especially coming from someone who cooks pretty much every single day and on average about 5 or 6 new things a week. There are days of no energy and creativity just goes out the window. Honestly, there are times when getting a sandwich to the table feels like preparing a banquet.. I would lie, if I said otherwise. Last week I had one of those "hating cooking" weeks. I still managed to get through every day and put dinner on the table but with a grunt behind it and huge sigh of relief when it was over. For those of you who cook and are passionate about it, I am sure you can relate to what I am talking about. I think it is like that for most things in life, no matter what they be. For me, my passion is cooking and with passion comes great degrees of love and hate.
Now we are into a new week, I have fresh ingredients and fresh ideas. The kitchen looks more like a place of happiness as opposed to a desperate pit of self destruction. So this week good things just might happen.
Starting with this very easy and tasty grilled chicken dish. To the table in 30 minutes, which is great for those busier days.
Note: I used a cast iron grill for this chicken. It honestly cooks the chicken perfectly as the heat is so even. Not to mention those great grill marks!!!
Also, marinating isn't essential but recommended. You will have a more tender and flavoursome chicken, if you give it an hour to marinade.
A very easy and quick dish to put together when you want taste but don't have the time. This chicken would go great with the Mexican Rice Bowls.
Now that barbecue season is upon us, you could just as easily barbecue these for that great outdoor flavour. If you do choose to barbecue them, spoon over the extra marinade while they are cooking to infuse extra flavour and stop them from drying out.
Ginger and Lime Skillet Chicken
Serves 4 / Prep time: 15 minutes / Cook time: 15 minutes
2 Chicken breast, cut in half to make 4 fillets
Juice of two limes
1 Inch piece of ginger finely chopped
1 Teaspoon ground cumin
2 Garlic cloves, crushed
1/2 Teaspoon sea salt
3 Tablespoon olive oil
Small bunch of fresh chopped coriander for garnish (optional)
In a large bowl mix together the lime juice, ginger, cumin, garlic, salt and 1 tablespoon of the olive oil. Stir well and add chicken to the marinade. Cover and refrigerate for at least an hour.
Set your skillet over a medium to high heat and add the remaining olive oil. Bring to up heat and add chicken to the pan, careful not to overlap them on top of each other. Cook for around 7 minutes and then turn over and continue to cook for a further 7 minutes or until cooked through. Remove from heat, drizzle with extra lime juice and toss over fresh coriander.
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