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Garlic Lime Chicken from TheFoodCharlatan.com

Garlic Lime Chicken

It's called Garlic Lime Chicken and doesn't even call for fresh garlic. Sometimes you just gotta keep it simple. Honestly you won't miss it.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 Servings
Calories 210kcal
Author Karen


  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon thyme
  • 6 small boneless skinless chicken breast halves
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth


  • On a dinner plate, combine all the spices (the first 7 ingredients). Pat chicken breasts dry with a paper towel, then rub spice mixture on both sides of the chicken.
  • In a large skillet heat butter and olive oil together over medium heat. Saute chicken uncovered for about 5 minutes, then flip and cook another 5 minutes, until both sides are golden brown and a meat thermometer reads 165 degrees. Remove chicken to a plate.
  • Add lime juice and chicken broth to the pan. Whisk up the browned bits at the bottom of the pan. Keep cooking until the sauce has reduced slightly, about 3 or 4 minutes. Add chicken back to the pan and coat thoroughly.


This recipe calls for 6 chicken breasts, but sometimes I use 4 without changing any of the other proportions.


Serving: 1chicken breast | Calories: 210kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 82mg | Sodium: 624mg | Potassium: 461mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 206IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 1mg