Lime Chicken with Chickpeas, Asparagus and Yoghurt Mint Sauce
( SERVES 4 )
Photo by Babiche Martens
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|3||Limes, 1 sliced|
|2 tbsp||Olive oil|
|1 to taste||Salt and freshly ground black pepper|
|200 g||Chickpeas, cooked|
|1 bunch||Asparagus, blanched|
|1 handful||Rocket leaves, for plating|
|1 to taste||Yoghurt, mint sauce|
|½ cup||Greek yoghurt, natural|
|2 tbsp||Mint, chopped|
- In a bowl, zest the two whole limes and squeeze the juice. Add sliced lime, thyme, oil, salt and pepper.
- Cut 3 or 4 slits in the chicken. Place in the marinade, mix well and leave for at least 30 minutes.
- Heat oven to 180 degC.
- Remove chicken from marinade. Heat a frying pan and brown all over. Place into an ovenproof dish and add reserved marinade, chickpeas and asparagus.
- Place in oven for 15 minutes, or until cooked through.
- To make the sauce, combine yoghurt, mint, lime juice and salt.
- Let chicken sit for a few minutes before cutting each piece into three.
- Place a few rocket leaves on each plate, followed by chickpeas, asparagus and chicken. Drizzle with dressing.