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Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Flattened chicken breast with charred lime and avocado

What's a word to describe how easy this is? Staggering? Yes, let's try that. This recipe is staggeringly easy. If you struggle with this one I'm afraid we have got problems. I got it from the awesome Woolworths Taste cookbook and tweaked it a tiny bit. 

Stuff you'll need to feed 4:
  • 4 skinless chicken breasts (try go organic)
  • Sesame oil
  • 4 limes, halved
  • 2 avocados, halved 
  • About two tablespoons of fat-free smooth cottage cheese
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • Mixed baby leaves
  • Two tablespoons of soy sauce
  • A tablespoon of honey
  • A teaspoon of grated fresh ginger
  • A teaspoon of grated garlic
  • A teaspoon of finely chopped chilli 
  • About half a teaspoon of sesame oil
Okay, what to do:

1. Mix the soy sauce, the honey, the ginger, the chilli and the sesame oil in a bowl and set aside to infuse. 

2. Place the chicken breasts between two pieces of baking/wax paper. Beat it like Michael Jackson. Use something heavy and smash the breasts until they are as thin as possible without tearing.  

3. Rub the chicken breasts with sesame oil and heat a griddle pan/braai so that it is smoking hot. Place chicken on and cook for about 2 minutes per side or until done (bear in mind they will cook seriously quickly owing to the fact hat they are so thin). Place the limes alongside the chicken flesh side down to char them. 

4. Meanwhile spoon out the avocado flesh into a bowl using a teaspoon. Add the lemon juice and cottage cheese and mix until smooth-ish. Not entirely smooth. Smooth-ISH. 

5. To serve, place the breast on a plate alongside a handful of the mixed salad leaves and half a lime. Spoon some of the avocado mixture onto the chicken and drizzle over the dressing. 

A lovely little summer dish there hey? Easy, healthy and tasty. It's good to be back. 

Jamie Who


Pi said...

Thats just my game. Made similar vibe before and love chicken breasts like that. I have not done it in a while though so thanks for this post. Also been looking for something to use my ginger with so this is the one. Pitty Avo's are 10bucks a pop at the moment.

Anonymous said...

Looks like a chargrilled lemon to me ..Though at Pick 'n Pay's outrageous lime prices, I wouldn't blame you.

Loving your blog though!

The Step said...

Welcome back. Sounds delish and I like the healthy recipes and freshness for Summer. Just what I need with all this celebration stuff happening. My liver needs a rest.Congrats on the wedding.

Jamie Who said...

Pi, mabooooi. Hello son. Glad to see you're still keeping the cooking vibe going. A man of many talents

Jamie Who said...

Anon, well played sir. That is indeed a lemon. Limes are definitely better though so use them if you get your hands on them!

Jamie Who said...

The Step, I hear you. Bloody hell, I hear you. It seems I've been drinking for 2 weeks straight now with the occasional bit of sleep to interrupt. At least we can limit the damage by eating healthy.

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