Marinated Garlic & Lime Chicken Tray Bake

Marinated Garlic & Lime Chicken Tray Bake

Marinated Garlic & Lime Chicken Tray Bake

By: Lee Holmes

For a fuller flavour, you can marinate the chicken for up to two hours if you have the time as the flavours intensify.



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Dairy Free, Gluten Free


  • 3 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil, plus extra for baking
  • 1 tsp lime zest
  • Juice 2 limes
  • 2 tbsp tamari or soy sauce
  • 3 tbsp chopped coriander
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ tsp cumin
  • Pinch chilli flakes
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup (optional)
  • 4 chicken thighs
  • Sea salt & freshly ground black pepper
  • Green salad leaves, to serve


  • Mix the oil, lime zest and juice, tamari, coriander, garlic, cumin and chilli flakes in a medium bowl. Stir in the maple syrup (if using).
  • Place the chicken thighs in the bowl and stir to coat, then season with salt and pepper. Place in fridge for 20 mins to marinate.
  • Meanwhile, preheat oven to 220°C.
  • In an ovenproof dish, place 1 tbsp olive oil and cook chicken on the stovetop over medium heat, skin side down for 5 mins, then flip and cook for a further 3 mins.
  • Carefully remove the pan and place in the waiting oven for 10 mins until cooked through.


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Lee Holmes

Lee Holmes

Lee Holmes is a nutritionist, yoga and meditation teacher, wholefoods chef, Lifestyle Food Channel’s Healthy Eating Expert, blogger and author of the best-selling books Supercharged Food: Eat Your Way to Health, Supercharged Food: Eat Yourself Beautiful, Eat Clean, Green and Vegetarian, Heal your Gut, Eat Right for Your Shape and Supercharged Food for Kids.

Lee’s food philosophy is all about S.O.L.E. food: sustainable, organic, local and ethical. Her main goal is to alter the perception that cooking fresh, wholesome, nutrient-rich meals is difficult, complicated and time-consuming. From posting recipes, her passion to share her autoimmune disease story and help others has snowballed and the blog has recently taken home the overall prize at the Bupa Health Influencer Awards as well as the best blog in the Healthy Eating category. She also runs a four-week online Heal Your Gut program.

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