Meet the dinner recipe that’s become a member of our family. Garlic Lime Chicken Breasts are packed with flavor thanks to a simple spice rub and a sauce made from pan juices, fresh lime juice and a bit of broth. Serve with couscous, a green vegetable or mashed sweet potatoes.
Garlic Lime Chicken Recipe
Meet the recipe that’s like a fourth member of our family.
Recipes come and go like the wind, fall in and out of favor with you and your family but really reliable, delicious recipes, like the one I’m about to share with you for Garlic Lime Chicken, last forever.
This Garlic Lime Chicken should be called magic chicken because everyone who tries it loves it.
My husband calls it the best chicken he’s ever eaten in his life.
I always have to make extra so there are leftovers for him to take in his lunch.
I got the recipe over 16 years ago from a now defunct cooking column in the newspaper where I work.
When my son was a baby (17 years ago!) and I was balancing a career and life as a new mom, I relied on this recipe at least a couple times a month.
I knew this dish would going to turn out every time I made it and it was fast and easy.
How to Make Garlic Lime Chicken in a Skillet
This is a great recipe for new cooks.
- All you do is thaw out the chicken breasts, make a spice rub, which you’ll sprinkle on each side of the chicken and cook them in a skillet with a bit of canola oil and butter.
- Once the chicken is done cooking, you’ll remove the chicken from the skillet and put on a plate or platter to rest.
- Then you’ll make a sauce with chicken broth, fresh lime juice and the spices and butter left in the skillet.
- Bring to a boil and cook for about five minutes until the sauce thickens.
We like a good amount of spice so I usually double the rub mixture.
If I’m cooking enough to have leftovers, I quadruple the rub.
You mix about five spices plus salt and pepper to make the rub.
If you don’t have a fully stocked spice drawer/cabinet/pantry yet, see this post about purchasing spices.
I usually serve Garlic Lime Chicken with roasted sweet potatoes or sweet potato heaven or garlic mashed potatoes and a salad. Sweet potatoes are best though.
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Nutrition Information: Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1 Servings
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 285Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 113mgSodium: 973mgCarbohydrates: 3gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 38g
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