RECIPE: Hmong honey chicken with sesame and kaffir lime

Hmong Honey Chicken with Sesame and Kaffir lime

This is a beautiful healthy recipe with wonderful succulent chicken pieces. Try and use free range chicken it's tastier!

The finer you cut the ingredients for the marinade the less you have to pound in the pestle and mortar so it will save you time in the long run.

Serves 4

Chicken Marinade

1.5 Kilos Chicken pieces skin on (you can discard before eating)

½ cup golden shallots peeled and finely diced

2 stalks of lemongrass very finely chopped

2 Tbls ginger or galangal peeled and finely grated

3 Tbls Fish Sauce

3 Tbls Honey

4 Kaffir lime leaves

1 large red chilli

Garnish

3 Kaffir lime leaves very finely shredded

2 tbls honey

2 tbls toasted sesame seeds

Method

Place Chicken in a large bowl

In a pestle and mortar pound the shallots, lemongrass, galangal/ginger, and chilli to a paste.

Add the fish sauce, honey and torn kaffir lime leaves and stir to combine.

Pour the marinade over chicken pieces and toss to coat.

Refrigerate and allow to marinate for several hour preferably overnight if possible.

To cook

Pre heat oven to 180c

Pre heat BBQ

Cook Chicken on a BBQ grill until golden turning regularly then place in a 180c oven for 20-25 minutes depending on size of Chicken pieces until cooked through.

Place on a serving platter when cooked drizzle with extra honey, sprinkle sesame seeds and finely shredded kaffir lime leaves.


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