Lime leaf chicken with sweet chilli and peanut dipping sauce

  • serves 4
  • Easy

Impress your guests with this beautiful, delicate appetiser. Cubes of chicken breast is marinated in lime, garlic and honey and served over sweet chilli and peanut dipping sauce.



  • lime leaves 35
  • garlic 2 cloves
  • fish sauce 2 tsp
  • honey 2 tsp
  • spring onions 3, chopped
  • vegetable oil
  • chicken breasts 4, cut into small cubes

peanut chilli dipping sauce

  • rice vinegar 150ml
  • caster sugar 175g
  • coriander chopped to make 1 tbsp
  • red chilli 1 medium, finely sliced
  • roasted peanuts 1 tbsp, ground


  • Step 1

    Soak 20 wooden skewers in water. Take 15 lime leaves, pull off the stalks and finely chop. Leave the remaining ones whole. Combine the garlic, fish sauce, honey, spring onions and vegetable oil in the food processor.

    Skewer the chicken with 1 whole lime leaf in between the cubes, put in a flat dish and pour over the marinade. Chill for at least 30 minutes or until ready to grill.

  • Step 2

    Make the chilli sauce by heating the rice vinegar and sugar. After it boils, turn the heat down and cook for about 3 minutes until thickened. Cool then add the remaining ingredients. Cook the chicken on a bbq, grill pan or frying pan until brown, about 2-3 minutes each side. Serve with the chilli dipping sauce.

Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 385
  • Carbs 50.3g
  • Protein 35.3g
  • Fat 6.1g
  • Salt 0.73g
  • Saturates 1.1g
  • Fibre 0.3g