Recipe: Chilli lime chicken & green beans


Chicken is so quick and easy – but with this dish, it’s actually got some kick, too. The combination of chilli pepper and cayenne in the marinade gives both the meat and beans some heat. I put all this together on the stovetop, but I can imagine this tasting even BETTER on the grill (if you’ve got a BBQ!)

Ingredients (for 4 servings):

  • 4 chicken breasts (boneless, skinless)
  • Green beans
  • 1 green chilli pepper
  • 1 lime
  • 1 tbsp. garlic
  • 1/2 cup of olive oil
  • 1 tbsp. ground cayenne pepper
  • Ground black pepper


  1. Grate the lime and squeeze out the juice.
  2. Add lime juice/shavings to bowl, along with chopped up chilli pepper, garlic, olive oil, and cayenne pepper, to make the marinade.DSC_0191
  3. Coat chicken with marinade and let sit in the fridge for half an hour or so.
  4. Transfer chicken to a pan and cook on medium heat. Add more olive oil, salt, cayenne and ground pepper.DSC_0215
  5. While chicken is cooking, blanch green beans in a pot of boiling water for 3-4 minutes.
  6. Transfer green beans to pan with chicken and continue cooking until it’s ready to eat!

PS: If you’re not a fan of beans, this chicken dish would be amazing with cayenne-covered corn on the cob. And to cool down your tastebuds when you’re done, why not try some homemade berry or mango paletas – aka fresh, fruity ice pops? It’s the perfect meal for a summer night!


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