Friday, August 24, 2012

Skillet Lime Chicken

* 3-4 chicken breasts
* 1 tsp salt free seasoning (I used SW flavored Mrs. Dash)
* 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
* 1 tsp black pepper
* 1/2 tsp dried cilantro
* 1/4 tsp salt
* 1/2 cup fresh lime juice
* 1/4 cup olive oil
* 4 cloves garlic, minced
* 1 tbs butter & 1 tbs oil

1. Mix salt free seasoning, cayenne pepper, black pepper, cilantro, and salt. Set aside.
2. Whisk together lime juice, olive oil and garlic.
3. Sprinkle the dry rub on both sides of the chicken breasts.  Place the chicken in a zip-top bag or glass container.  Pour the liquid marinade over the chicken, and place in the fridge to marinate for 1-2 hours.
4. Melt butter and oil in large saute pan on medium to medium high.  Once melted, add the chicken to the pan and brown the chicken for 3 minutes per side.
5. After the chicken is browned, add the marinade to the pan.  Bring to a boil (this will be quick), then lower the heat to medium or medium low.  Cover the pan, and let the chicken simmer 7 to 8 minutes.  Flip the chicken, and then let it simmer another 6-7 minutes. The chicken is ready when it is cut into and the juices run clear.
6. Serve and enjoy!

I had some fresh lime juice that I wanted to use, so I came up with this recipe.  It is funny to use Mrs. Dash and then add salt, I know! But I was trying some flavors, and this is what was created.  Feel free to leave the salt out if you'd like.  

Everyone loved the prominent lime flavor of the chicken, and it reheated well the next day to be devoured again at lunch!

No comments:

Post a Comment