Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins
From Cooking Light - Love lemon and lime!!
Make and share this Zesty Citrus Chicken recipe from Food.com.
- 6 limes
- 1⁄2 cup fresh lemon juice (about 4 lemons)
- 6 (6 ounce) boneless skinless chicken breast halves
- 1⁄3 cup all-purpose flour (about 2 1/4 ounces)
- 1⁄4 cup coconut flour (about 1 ounce) or 1⁄4 cup all-purpose flour (about 1 ounce)
- 2 teaspoons paprika
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
- 1 tablespoon olive oil, divided
- cooking spray
- 1⁄3 cup packed brown sugar
- 1⁄4 cup reduced-sodium fat-free chicken broth
- 12 thin orange slices
- Grate rind from limes, reserving 2 tablespoons rind; set aside. Squeeze juice from limes to equal 3/4 cup.
- Combine lime juice, lemon juice, and chicken in a large zip-top plastic bag. Seal and marinate in refrigerator 2 hours, turning bag occasionally.
- Preheat oven to 350°.
- Remove chicken from bag, reserving 2 tablespoons marinade. Pat chicken dry with paper towels. Lightly spoon flours into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flours, paprika, salt, and pepper in a shallow dish. Dredge chicken in flour mixture. Heat 1 1/2 teaspoons oil in a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat. Add 3 chicken breast halves; cook 2 minutes on each side or until lightly browned. Place chicken in a 13 x 9-inch baking dish coated with cooking spray. Repeat procedure with remaining 1 1/2 teaspoons oil and chicken.
- Combine lime rind and brown sugar; sprinkle over chicken. Combine reserved marinade and broth; drizzle around chicken. Top each chicken breast half with 2 orange slices. Bake at 350° for 25 minutes or until chicken is done. Place chicken on a serving platter. Strain any remaining liquid in dish through a fine mesh sieve over a bowl. Discard solids. Spoon sauce over chicken.
This goes straight into my favourites cookbook. Delicious! I marinated the chicken in a casserole dish rather than in a plastic bag. I also forgot to add the broth. Other than that the recipe was followed exactly right down to using coconut flour which I found at Bulk Barn. The citrus flavour was wonderful. Thanks for posting this recipe.
a wonderful chicken dish! So easy to put together, and tasty. Didn't have any coconut flour so just used regular. bet it would be spectacular with the coconut flour
I usually [but not always!] stay away from recipes that include the terms 'strain' or 'sieve!' Am glad I didn't with this one, however, since this recipe gave me a delicious, citrusy chicken dish! Guests loved it, & so did I! The next time around I want to ferret out some coconut flour to use! Thanks for this winning recipe!