One Pot Chilli Lime Chicken

One Pot Chilli Lime Chicken


  • 2lb chicken thigh fillets
  • 2 limes, zested and juiced
  • 1/4 cup sweet chilli sauce
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 2 Tablespoons grated ginger
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 cup sugar snap peas
  • 1/2 or 1 small bell pepper sliced into fingers
  • 1 onion sliced very thinly
  • 3 tablespoons oil
  • Salt or fish sauce for seasoning
  • 3 Tablespoons lime or lemon juice ( approx 2 limes or 1/2 lemon)
  • 1/2 bunch chopped cilantro
  • 4 tablespoons of water or stock


  1. Put the trimmed whole chicken thighs into a bowl with the buttermilk, lime zest and juice, 1 clove of garlic and leave for 10 minutes ( or as long as you can ) while you cut the vegetables
  2. Heat a non stick frypan to very hot. Add 2 Tablespoons of oil and add the chicken shaking off any excess liquid and reserving, adding a piece at a time letting the pan come back to temperature. Sear them on both sides till nicely browned.
  3. Put them onto a plate to sit for a minute. Only drain off any chicken fat. Don’t wash the pan. Add more oil and the onion, ginger, garlic and stir till softening but not coloring. Add the chicken back to the pan. Add the bell pepper and sugar snap peas and the remaining marinade, sweet chilli extra lemon ( or lime) and 2 table spoons of water or stock.
  4. Bring the pan back to a simmer and add the lid, letting it cook for a couple of minutes. Stir well and make sure the sauce is simmering and the chicken is cooked through.Add the chopped cilantro and taste for seasoning. If more salt is needed sprinkle with salt or fish sauce

Recipe and Photo: My Kitchen Stories / CC BY-SA

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