Oh those days, when you are like a bottomless pit. Do you know those days?
They’ve been striking me often, I don’t know if it’s because it’s the dead of winter, some sort of subconscious knowledge that the end of the world is approaching, or the fact that a growing munchkin is stealing 600 calories from me daily. Nooo he’s not stealing it, I’m happy to donate those calories to my growing bean, but it makes a momma damn hungry to say the least.
Protein is the best hunger quencher, so I find myself noshing lots nuts, seeds, eggs and delicious pastured meats. I got a great deal on some free-range chicken recently and have been searching for creative ways to use it. Queue, sticky sweet chile lime chicken, oh my yum, this is so easy to prepare and just loaded with spicy, sweet and sour punch. We had this for lunch with rice noodles and sunshine sauce with added turmeric and some greens. It was just pure nourishment and subdued my momma bear hunger for a good while.
- 2 chicken breasts, boneless, skinless
- 1 tsp coconut oil
- 1 Tbs sambal olek chile hot sauce OR Lee kum kee chili garlic sauce
- 1 Tbs lime juice
- 1 Tbs honey
- 2 tsp fish sauce
- pinch of salt
- To get your chicken breasts to cook evenly, I suggest putting them in a plastic bag (one at a time) and smashing them with a mallet or anything hard really, this simply evens the thickness and makes for a tender piece of chicken.
- Heat a cast iron skillet or frying pan and melt a bit of fat or oil.
- Place the chicken down and cook for 5 minutes on med-high heat. Flip and pour half the sauce onto the seared side. Allow the other side to cook for 5 minutes and top with the rest of the sauce.
- Cover and allow to cook for another 2 minutes so that everything gets nice and sticky.
- This recipe is for medium sized chicken breasts, for larger chicken breasts the total cooking time will increase by a few minutes.
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PS. What’s your absolute quickest and easiest chicken recipe?