After traveling to France with the Chocolate Bouchons recipe, now let’s go to Ghana and create a tasty chicken dish. What a long trip! Don’t you think so?
Chicken with Lime and Herbs is a kid-approved chicken dish. I could not believe that the “boys” (nephews and cousins) enjoyed this dish with white rice alone.
It was so funny that once they all sat to eat, their mothers kept quite because no one knew if they would love or dislike the meal. The boys did not even want to add any bean puree to their rice, just plain white rice with chicken was enough for them. It was more amazing when they asked for more food.
Chicken with Lime and Herbs is a recipe taken and updated from “A taste of Africa by Dorinda Hafner. This dish is usually served with lettuce, cherry tomatoes, uncooked mushroom, and cilantro and white rice.
As stated in Dorinda Hafner’s cookbook, this is a recipe that she re-created from memory. This recipe is similar to many recipes for Chicken with Lime and Herbs.
The original recipe does not list the exact fresh herbs or mixed dried herbs blend, so I came up with my dry blend of oregano, marjoram, parsley, basil, and chervil.
I also did not use a garlic salt blend as I find it to be high in sodium. I used four limes in my recipe instead of 6 to 8 lemons because, in my opinion, the chicken would have tasted a bit too lemony. And also the limes complimented the herbs mixture better than the lemons. But if you prefer to use lemons, that’s fine also.
This recipe is a lifesaver when you run out of ideas. It is loved by adults and kids as well. And by the way, the added vegetables are a must, such a delight. Enjoy!
Note: Chicken with Lime and Herbs is marinated overnight, roasted to perfection and served with garnishes.