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Lime Chicken

A simple garlic-lime sauce brings big flavor to this savory chicken recipe. Recipe source: Gimme Some Oven

Prep Time: 5 minutes Total Time: 50 minutes Cook Time: 45 minutes Servings: 8
Ingredients Click the play button next to each ingredient for How-To Videos
  • 2 pounds Chicken Thighs or Chicken Breasts
  • 1/2 cup freshly-squeezed Lime Juice
  • 1 tablespoon low sodium Soy Sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Black Pepper
  • 2 tablespoons Butter, melted
  • Zest of two Limes
  • Additional Lime Wedges (for garnish)
  • 2 cloves Garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup fresh Cilantro, minced
  1. Add chicken thighs or breasts, lime juice, garlic, soy sauce, salt and pepper to a large plastic bag. Seal and toss to combine ingredients until the chicken is evenly coated.
  2. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes or up to 8 hours.
  3. Preheat oven to 425°F and grease a baking dish with cooking spray.
  4. Remove chicken from bag and arrange in a single layer in the dish. Keep the marinade.
  5. Brush chicken with melted butter, and season with additional salt and pepper if desired.
  6. Bake for 20 minutes, then remove and brush chicken with the leftover marinade. Bake until the chicken is cooked through and the juices run clear (20-30 minutes).
  7. Remove and sprinkle chicken with lime zest and fresh cilantro.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1/8 of recipe (using skinless chicken breast) % Daily Value
Calories 150
Fat 5 g 6%
Saturated Fat 2 g 10%
Cholesterol 73 mg 24%
Sodium 463 mg 20%
Total Carbohydrates 2 g 0.6%
Fiber 2 g 7%
Sugars 1 g
Protein 27 g 53%
Ingredient Nutrition Info

Garlic contains vitamin B6, manganese and phosphorus.

Cilantro leaves are particularly rich in vitamin A, vitamin C and vitamin K.

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