Well, I must thank Pinterest for helping me find a bunch of interesting recipes these days, most of which have been desserts that I really shouldn’t be eating in the first place! That site is so addicting! A few days ago I happened to come across a pin for Garlic-Lime Chicken. I also happened to have 2 chicken breasts thawed in the fridge that needed to be used…and pronto….so it was perfect timing.
Here is the link to Garlic-Lime Chicken from the Random Anderson blog (which I also spent a fair amount of time on reading some of her other posts. It’s a nice blog….you should check it out.) I will definitely be making this recipe again, especially since the hubby said “This is good chicken. You should make it again.” It was very yummy! And super easy to prepare. I didn’t want an overpowering garlic taste, so I did omit the garlic in the second step, however I did sprinkle on a little Tastefully Simple Garlic Garlic. The lime juice adds just the right amount of “zip” to this dish as well. (It reminded me a little bit of Buca di Beppo’s Lemon Chicken.) I served it with plain brown rice. While the hubby doctored that up with salsa and cheese, I used up the sauce from the chicken on mine and it was good.
I’m wondering if there is a way to bake this instead of frying, which would save on some calories. The butter flavor definitely adds something to the dish tho, and baking would probably lose the sauce. And might dry out the chicken. Not sure. I would definitely put a few pats of butter on top of the chicken while it bakes. Maybe I’ll try it that way next time to see what happens.
In the meantime, here’s a pic of Garlic-Lime Chicken while it was cookin’ on the stove. Since my chicken breasts were a little thick, I did pound them down a bit to ensure they’d be cooked through.