This chicken dish has been a staple in our household since I made it nearly a decade ago. I happened upon it by accident when I was trying to use our produce in the fridge, and I thought “hey, garlic lime chicken sounds kind of ok”. It was delicious! My husband loved it, I loved it, and anyone I have made it for throughout the years has loved it!
Anytime we are in the mood for something different with a slight heat, this is one of the dishes that I will make. The best part about this dish is you can serve it with a variety of side options because it is such a versatile dish. I typically would serve it with some sort of rice and vegetable. Once, my sister and I made it with homemade avocado and cilantro rice which was killer, but I have since lost that recipe…perhaps for another day to re-make it.
One of my favorite things about cooking are the days that you need to figure out a meal based on what you have in your fridge and pantry based on what is expiring soon. For me, that is usually a very eclectic array of things. My husband and I enjoy trying new cuisines and dishes, so we usually have some random things in our stock. But the very best part of these random meal nights is that sometimes magic happens and it’s amazingly delicious. That is how we came to discover this dish.
I made it by request from Jon the other night, and I knew I had to share it. It’s quick, simple, and you can do minimal grocery shopping if you do not have all of the ingredients. Since my husband is on a Keto diet, we made sure it was keto safe (which it is) and made it with roasted asparagus and a kale salad (recipe for kale salad here: http://aramere.com/amazing-and-simple-kale-and-mixed-green-salad/).
While I am not on a specific diet, I always try to live my life in the green. What do I mean by that? Well, I figure if you maintain eating fresh green produce, you are doing well and contributing to a balanced diet along with your protein.
So follow this easy recipe (I even remembered to take step-by-step photos), and enjoy a night in of cooking and fun with the family because this is sure to please even the pickiest of eaters!
- 3-4 thinly sliced chicken breasts
- 8 cloves of garlic minced
- ½ yellow onion minced
- 1 jalepaño minced
- 3 limes halved
- ½ cup chicken broth
- 1 tbs. Garlic powder
- 1 tbs. Onion powder
- Salt and pepper to taste
Per Serving: 1 breast (serves 1) | 280 calories
First things first, make sure that you have a medium skillet, and olive oil for cooking within the pan:
- Mince the garlic and onion then set aside.
- Halve your jalepaño and remove the seeds and white skin and then mince it and put it with the garlic and onion. Note: Since we are removing the skin and seeds within the jalepaño, the cooking process will take out the majority of the heat and make it a sweeter pepper flavor.
- Heat your skillet on medium and add about 3 tbs. Of olive oil. Once it is hot, add in your onion, garlic, and jalepaño. Cook the mix until everything is slightly translucent, but not completely brown.
- Add your spices to the mixture and then add the chicken being sure to move the spices so the chicken is touching the surface of the skillet.
- Cook about 5 minutes and then flip the chicken cooking for an additional 6 minutes.
- Set the chicken aside on your cutting board for it to rest.
- To your spices in the skillet, add the limes juiced and the chicken stock. Continue to cook this on medium heat stirring occasionally for about 5 minutes until it reduces.
- Cut your chicken into slices and serve with the delicious lime sauce on top.
This is sure to be a favorite in your house! It is just different enough that it spices up your chicken routine, but satisfies the masses while maintaining a budget. Enjoy!