Honey Citrus Chicken with Sticky Coconut Rice

This honey and citrus chicken uses most of your kitchen staples and with just a little touch of magic, you can create this mouthwatering fresh meal!

Level

Beginner

Category

  • Health
  • Summer

Cuisine

  • South African
  • Asian

Cooking Methods

  • Cooking

Serves

4

Prep Time

40 minutes

Cooking Time

40 minutes

Ingredients

For the Honey & Citrus Chicken:

    4 fresh chicken fillets from our butchery
    15ml (1 Tbsp) olive oil
    45ml (3 Tbsp) honey
    Zest and juice of 1 orange
    Zest and juice of 2 limes
    Salt and black pepper, to taste

For the sticky coconut rice:

    250ml (1 cup) rice
    1 can coconut milk or cream
    500ml (2 cups) water
    5ml (1 tsp) salt

For the mango, red onion and coriander salsa:

    ½ mango, diced
    1 small red onion, diced
    Zest and juice of 1 lime
    Handful of coriander, chopped
    15ml (1 Tbsp) olive oil
    Salt and black pepper, to taste

To assemble:

    250ml (1 cup) coleslaw mix
    1 spring onion, sliced
    ½ cucumber, cut into ribbons
    1 carrot, cut into ribbons
    Coriander leaves, to serve
    Lime wedges, to serve
    Red chilli (optional)*

Directions

For the Honey & Citrus Chicken:

    Score the chicken fillets slightly with a sharp knife and place them into a non-reactive mixing bowl. Add the olive oil, honey and citrus zest, and juice, season to taste and mix well. Leave to marinate for about 30 minutes or overnight.
    Once marinated, remove the chicken fillets from the marinade and fry in a warm frying pan for about 6-8 minutes per side, or until fully cooked and juicy.

For the sticky coconut rice:

    Place all ingredients into a medium pot on high heat and allow to boil. Once boiling, turn the heat to the lowest setting and cook with a lid on for about 15-20 minutes. Turn the heat down and allow the rice to steam for about 10 minutes with the lid on. Mix gently with a fork after steaming. Remember, we want it to be quite sticky with the coconut milk/cream.

For the mango, red onion and coriander salsa:

    Mix all ingredients and season with salt and black pepper to taste. Set aside until needed.

To assemble:

    Plate the sticky coconut rice on one side of the plate and fill the other side of the plate with the coleslaw mix. Top with the honey and citrus chicken breast and garnish with the mango salsa, spring onions, cucumber, and carrot ribbons, coriander leaves and red chilli*. Serve with some lime wedges.