Chargrilled soy chilli chicken

Chargrilled soy chilli chicken
  • Serves icon Serves 4
  • Time icon Takes 30 minutes to make, plus at least 30 minutes’ marinating

A sticky chilli marinade is the perfect way to add a lovely smoky flavour to grilled chicken. This chilli-soy chicken recipe is delicious served with a fresh green salad.

Nutrition: per serving

Calories
238kcals
Fat
7.2g (1.3g saturated)
Protein
37.2g
Carbohydrates
6.8g (5.6g sugars)
Salt
1.8g
Calories
238kcals
Fat
7.2g (1.3g saturated)
Protein
37.2g
Carbohydrates
6.8g (5.6g sugars)
Salt
1.8g

 

Ingredients

  • 1 star anise, roughly broken up
  • 1½ tbsp light muscovado sugar
  • 1 Thai red chilli, deseeded and finely sliced
  • Finely grated zest of 1 lemon, plus 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce, plus extra for drizzling
  • 2 tbsp toasted sesame oil
  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts
  • Small handful fresh coriander leaves

Method

  1. Mix together the star anise, sugar, sliced chilli, lemon zest and juice, soy sauce and sesame oil in a large bowl. Trim the breast meat of any fatty pieces and add to the marinade. Turn to coat well. Cover and chill for at least 30 minues and up to 6 hours.
  2. Place a griddle pan over a medium heat. Remove the chicken from the bowl and discard any leftover marinade. Add the chicken to the hot griddle and cook for about 15-18 minutes, turning halfway, until cooked through and lightly charred. Set aside for a few minutes, then thickly slice each chicken breast.
  3. Drizzle 4 plates with a little soy sauce, then top with the chicken slices. Scatter with the fresh coriander and serve with a crisp green salad, if you like.

delicious. tips

  1. You can also barbecue this chicken recipe.

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