Belfast Telegraph

Saturday 19 April 2014

Recipe: Lime and coconut marinated chicken sticks with coconut and red pepper rice

Lime and coconut marinated chicken sticks with coconut and red pepper rice

Summer may have been a washout so far, but you can still inject some sunshine into your food with these great recipes from Bottlegreen

Perfect to pop on the barbeque, these tasty kebabs can be made ahead for a relaxed gathering of family and friends, simply serve with a crisp and crunchy salad

What you'll need

4 chicken breasts

6 tbsps Bottlegreen lime and coconut cordial

3 tbsps olive oil

1 clove garlic, crushed

1 lime

1 large red chilli, finely chopped

225g long grain rice

1 onion, finely chopped

1 red pepper, cut into small cubes

400ml can coconut milk

Bunch fresh coriander, finely chopped

Wooden barbeque sticks, soaked in water for 20mins

Serves 4

Cut the chicken into bite-sized pieces, thread onto the wooden kebab sticks. Mix together the cordial, crushed garlic, zest and juice of the lime, half of the chilli and 2 tbsps of olive oil, pour a little of the dressing over the chicken sticks to lightly coat, reserve the remainder, marinate for at least 20 mins.

Heat the remaining oil in a large saucepan, add the onion and the remaining chilli, soften over a gentle heat. Add the rice and stir, pour in the coconut milk, fill the can with water and add, stir and simmer for 10 mins, add the red pepper cubes and cook for a further 10 mins, stirring at regular intervals until the rice is cooked. Stir in the chopped coriander.

Cook the chicken skewers on the barbeque or in a griddle pan for approx. 15-20 mins until cooked through, turning at regular intervals.

Serve the chicken skewers on a bed of the rice, with the reserved dressing drizzled over.

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