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Sprite marinated chicken and coconut/lime sweet potatoes

Monday, 19 March 2012 10:15 by nico

One day, I was sipping a Sprite and I though '”mmmh, that would make a good marinade !”. I realized I wasn’t the only one who thought about that when I googled on “sprite marinated chicken” and found a lot of recipes.

Sprite marinated chicken and coconut lime sweet potatoes


For 300 g of chicken breasts
Adapted from Diva’s Dinners

  • 1/2 cup (125 ml) olive oil
  • 1/2 cup (125 ml) soy sauce
  • 1 cup (250 ml) Sprite
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon (or more) wasabi sauce (or wasibi/mustard/horseradish, as you like)

Mix all the ingredients in a bowl (or ziplock bag), make sure all faces of the chicken breasts are exposed to the marinade and marinade from 1 to 3 hours then grill or sear the chicken (I cooked it inside as the weather was quite rotten)

It caramelizes while cooking and tastes a bit like teriyaki chicken but with a lighter and fresher tone. As a side dish, you can cook some coconut/lime sweet potatoes


For 2 persons
Adapted from Weber's Way To Grill by Jamie Purviance

  • 4 medium-sized sweet potatoes
  • 200 ml coconut milk
  • The juice of 2 limes
  • 1/2 tbsp cayenne pepper
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • A pinch of salt


  • Jump-start the sweet potatoes by cooking them in the microwave for 8 minutes (flip them after the first 4 minutes)
  • Mix the coconut milk, lime juice, cayenne pepper, brown sugar and salt in a pan and let everything simmer at low heat
  • Peel and dice the sweet potatoes
  • Put the potatoes in the coconut/lime sauce

Don’t dice the sweet potatoes in too small chunks, or their taste will be hidden by the coconut milk. My wife didn’t really like this recipe because she likes the taste of plain sweet potatoes but I enjoyed it (be careful though, it could become a bit queasy if you eat too much of it)

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