FIESTA LIME CHICKEN

August 3, 2012

Like at Applebee’s, but better. This is delicious and was never frozen or microwaved. So actually, not at all like Applebee’s. Or as it should be called, Crapplebee’s. Oops, better watch my language.

FIESTA LIME CHICKEN
Serves 3-4

4 boneless, skinless, chicken breasts
1 lime
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon soy sauce
3 green onions, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
Salt & pepper

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. (Or, you could grill!) In a medium bowl, combine zest and juice of lime, olive oil, Dijon mustard, soy sauce, green onion, garlic, and a dash of salt and pepper. Mix thoroughly.

Place chicken breasts into plastic bag and cover with lime mixture.

Allow to marinate for one hour.

Lay into glass 9×13 baking dish and bake for 35 minutes or until a meat thermometer reaches 165 degrees.

fiesta lime chicken
 
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Serves: 3-4
Ingredients
  • 4 boneless, skinless, chicken breasts
  • 1 lime
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 3 green onions, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • Salt & pepper
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. (Or, you could grill!) In a medium bowl, combine zest and juice of lime, olive oil, Dijon mustard, soy sauce, green onion, garlic, and a dash of salt and pepper. Mix thoroughly.
  2. Place chicken breasts into plastic bag and cover with lime mixture.
  3. Allow to marinate for one hour.
  4. Lay into glass 9x13 baking dish and bake for 35 minutes or until a meat thermometer reaches 165 degrees.

Adapted from Goodeness Gracious.

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Comments

  • Hannah

    Hi Rachel,

    I tried this out tonight and it was delicious! Really really tasty and full of flavour.

    However, I only used one chicken breast (sliced in two – probably about 150-200g each) and didn’t adjust the marinade portions so I’m not sure how it would spread over 4 chicken breasts as it seemed to just cover mine. The sauce I had would perhaps cover two chicken breasts at a stretch.

    I did add more garlic (cos I love it!) and just served with veg and brown rice.

    Really really yummy, thanks!

    From Australia :)

  • Elizabeth

    My husband and I had this for dinner tonight. IT WAS DELICIOUS! This is the first time I have ever left a comment regarding a recipe ever! It’s that good! Followed the exact recipe with a few exceptions First we really like cilantro so added a bit to the marinade. Didn’t have any Dijon mustard, but we had honey mustard so I used that instead. I cooked the chicken wrapped in a foil packet for 35 min. We served it over jasmine rice. It has a real fresh flavor to it…definitely try it, you won’t be sorry! Thank you for sharing this recipe!!.

    • Rachel Schultz

      Wow! That’s great. I’m so glad you did. You’re welcome.

  • Holly T

    This was very tasty, thank u, even my picky eater are it

    • Rachel Schultz

      That’s great!

  • Anonymous

    I have the recipe where you marinate the chicken breast in tequila.

  • Heather

    Wow! Just made this tonite for dinner and it was sooo easy and soooo yummy! I added a teeny bit of honey and its great! I will be trying more of your recipes! :)

    • Rachel Schultz

      That’s great. And a good tip too. So glad to hear it!

  • Lucy

    Cooked this on the grill tonight for dinner. Added about a cup of diced tomatoes on top 10 minutes before I took it off the grill. It was absolutely amazing and a burst of flavor in every bite!

    • Rachel Schultz

      Wonderful! We love this dish for dinners too.

  • hahahaha Crapplebee’s! I couldn’t agree more! This looks great and I think I am making it tonight for dinner! Thank you for the inspiration!

    • Rachel Schultz

      You’re welcome!

  • Tala

    Hey Rachel. it’s first time i visit ur blog. ur recipes look yummy & healthy. i will try some this week ! Cheers

    • Rachel Schultz

      That’s great, Tala! Thank you.

      xo
      rach

  • Sarag

    ** oops, it’s Sarah.. Not Sarag

  • Sarag

    I tried this the other day and it was a big success! I added just a pinch of sugar to the chicken before it cooked and I think it really cut some of the acidity and brought out more of the lime flavor! Also *good idea* I created tin foil packets! I laid down sliced sweet potato, bok choy, red and green pepper and then the chicken breast on top. I made individual packets and everything steamed and tasted great! Lots of veggies too!

    • GREAT tips, Sarah. you’ve got my wheels turning. i’m going to try some of those next time I make it.

      love,
      rach

  • that does look delicious. I’m going to try it this weekend. Thanks for sharing this!

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