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Caramelised chicken with lime and mint

Ingredients for 4 portions

Per portion: 483 kJ / 115 kcal

  • Juice of 2 limes
  • 4 tbsp Kikkoman Tamari gluten-free soy sauce
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed
  • 2 tbsp clear honey
  • 4 chicken breasts, skin on or removed as you prefer
  • 2 tbsp groundnut oil
  • 200 g dried rice noodles
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh mint, plus extra sprigs to garnish
  • ½ cucumber, thinly sliced
  • 1 large carrot, thinly sliced
  • 1 red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped


Preparation time: 40 mins
Marinating time: 15 mins

You can prepare the soy sauce mixture ahead and leave the chicken pieces marinating in it until you are ready to cook. The skin can be removed from the chicken or left on as you prefer.

In a shallow dish or bowl large enough to take all the chicken pieces, mix together the lime juice, Kikkoman Tamari Gluten-free soy sauce, garlic and honey. Add the chicken breasts and baste with the marinade until well coated. Set aside for 15 minutes or longer.

Heat the oil in a large frying pan, drain the chicken pieces and add them to the pan, skin side down if you’ve left the skin on. Cook over a medium heat until the chicken is browned underneath.

Turn the pieces over, lower the heat and pour in the marinade from the dish. Cover the pan and cook for 10 minutes.

Uncover the pan and cook for a further 5 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through and the sauce has reduced and started to caramelise.

While the chicken is cooking, boil or soak the noodles in hot water according to the packet instructions.

Drain the noodles, toss them with the chopped mint and divide between four serving dishes. Cut the chicken breasts into thick slices and arrange on top of the noodles with the cucumber and carrot slices around. Scatter over the chopped chilli and garnish with extra mint sprigs.


If you marinate the chicken breasts for longer than 15 minutes, cover the dish with cling film and keep in the fridge until ready to cook.

If you find the chicken is done before the cooking juices are sufficiently reduced and caramelised, drain the breasts from the pan and keep them warm while you increase the heat under the pan and let the juices bubble so the excess liquid evaporates.