Saturday, February 9, 2008

Garlic Lime Chicken

I found this recipe on a friend's recipe blog. I hope she doesn't mind that I stole it to post here! :)

I am not a big spicy food fan (by this I mean that I think pepper can be too spicy), and this recipe has a bit of a kick (Chloe still loved it - I am just a whimp I guess). It was amazing though! So simple and pretty basic ingredients - as long as your spice cupboard is well stocked - so you don't need to make a special trip to the store! I made it with cilantro lime rice but you could also serve it with regular or garlic mashed potatoes.

1 tsp. salt
3/4 tsp. pepper
1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
1/4 tsp paprika
1 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp. thyme
6 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
2 Tbsp. butter
2 Tbsp. olive oil
4 Tbsp. lime juice
1/2 cup chicken broth

Mix first seven ingredients. Sprinkle mixture on both sides of chicken breasts.In a skillet heat butter and olive oil together over medium-high heat. Sauté chicken until golden brown (about 5 minutes on each side). Remove chicken and add lime juice and chicken broth to the pan, whisking up the browned bits off the bottom of the pan. Keep cooking until sauce has reduced slightly. Add chicken back to the pan to thoroughly coat and serve.

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