Prep 40 mins
Cook 12 mins
This comes from Better Homes & Gardens (celebrating the promise) I really like this chicken hope you do too! It has you broil it but I usually just bake at 350 for about 30 min. It also calls for 6 chicken breasts but can be reduced I usually only make about 3 due to my family size. Prep time is also marinating time.
- 6 boneless skinless chicken breast halves
- 1 teaspoon lime zest, finely shredded
- 1⁄3 cup lime juice
- 3 tablespoons cooking oil
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme or 1 teaspoon basil, crushed
- 1⁄2 teaspoon black pepper, coarsly ground
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- salsa (optional)
- lime wedge (optional)
- Place chicken breast halves in a resealable plastic bag set in a shallow dish. For marinade, stir together lime peel, lime juice, oil, thyme (or basil), pepper, salt, and garlic. Pour over chicken seal bag. Marinate in refrigerator for 30 minutes.
- Preheat broiler. Drain chicken, reserving marinade. Place chicken on the unheated rack of a broiler pan. Broil 4 to 5 inches from the heat about 6 minutes or until light brown.
- Turn chicken and brush lightly with reserved marinade. Discard any remaining marinade. Broil for 6 to 8 minutes more or until chicken is no longer pink (170'F). If desired serve with salsa and lime wedges.
This got rave reviews from the family...I used tenderloins and baked it in the oven for about 20 minutes...served it with the lime wedge and salsa...very easy to prepare...thanks for posting...Made for Spring 2012 PAC
I HAVE to give this 5 stars b/c my husband is VERY picky and very rarely says he "LOVES" a recipe from this site even when I think most of them are delicious. He "LOVED" it.. The only thing I did different is I sprinkled feta cheese over the chicken when it was done b/c I felt it was missing something. I used 3 chicken breasts and split them in half to make thin filets..cooked it in the oven with all the marinade for about 20 minutes..turned out very juicy.. served w/a side of mashed potatoes...
I've been making something close to this as I like the combination of the spices with the lime. Sure never fails! I used dried thyme here. It was also easy to prepare which is a plus. Thanks! Made for Fall PAC 2008.