Very simple chicken with kaffir lime leaves and hot paprika.

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  • Organic chicken legs or thighs, with the skin on.
  • 1 Kaffir lime leaf per piece of chicken
  • Hot paprika or chilli powder
  • Knob of coconut oil
  • Celtic sea salt.

Serves as many as you need it to.

  1. Heat the oven to 180° C/350° F/Gas mark 4.
  2. Melt the coconut oil in an oven proof pan and cover the bottom of the pan with the oil.
  3. Place a Kaffir lime leaf underneath each piece of chicken as you place the chicken into the pan.
  4. Sprinkle the chicken with the paprika.
  5. Roast in the oven until done – about 45 mins.
  6. Take out of oven and sprinkle with some salt.
  7. Transfer to a serving dish.

Kafffir lime leaves are absolutely delicious.  They are used in Thai cooking and cost a small fortune to buy as leaves from a supermarket.  The good news is that a Kaffir lime bush is quite easy to grow – much easier than other citrus plants, and once you’ve got one going, culinary life looks up.  If you have time to fiddle, you could stuff part of a leaf under the skin of the chicken pieces, which will further infuse the meat with a wonderful flavour.

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