Chicken and Lime Lacy Pancakes


For the Chicken

  • 4 Chicken Breasts
  • Thyme
  • Ginger
  • Garlic
  • Star anise
  • Mayonnaise
  • Mixed Salad leaves
  • Baby herbs
  • Beetroot sprouts

For the Pancakes

  • 1 Cup all purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp Sugar
  • 2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup Milk
  • 2 tbsp Vegetable oil
  • 1 Lemon
  • 2 Limes



 For the Chicken

  • Bring a pot of water to the simmer
  • Add the chicken breasts along with a few sprigs of thyme, 2 garlic cloves, star anise and slices of ginger
  • Allow this to simmer and poach for 15 minutes.
  • Remove the chicken breasts and allow to cool slightly
  • Slice the chicken into strips and add a few tablespoons of mayonnaise, the zest of a line and a squeeze of lime juice
  • Season with salt and pepper


  • Sift all the dry ingredients into a bowl and combine well
  • In a separate bowl, mix the milk, egg and vegetable oil together
  • Combine the wet and dry ingredients and mix these thoroughly, making sure that there are no lumps in the batter
  • You can adjust the consistency of the batter by adding more milk to dilute it, or making it less runny by adding more flour
  • Add the finely grated zest of a lime
  • Season with some salt and pepper
  • Pour this batter into a sqeezy bottle
  • Heat a non stick frying pan and spray with cooking spray
  • Once the pan is hot, pour the batter into the frying pan using the squishy bottle to making lace patterns
  • Let this cook until it starts browning on the bottom, and then turn the pancake to allow browning on the other side as well
  • Once cooked, set the pancake aside and continue to make the lace pancakes until you have enough
  • Fill the Lace pancakes with the chicken mayonnaise mixture and add some fresh baby herbs and lettuce into the pancake as well
  • Serve the pancake with a slice of lime and a few chives as garnish