Thursday, May 20, 2004

Lime and Garlic Chicken

Lovely chicken cooked last night (with broccoli, corn cobs, and fresh fruit salad - healthy)!

1 tsp salt

1/2 tsp black pepper

1/4 tsp cayenne pepper

1/2 tsp paprika

1.5 tsp garlic powder

1/2 tsp onion powder

1 tsp thyme

2-4 chicken breasts cut into thick slices and then flattened a bit with a meat tenderiser

2 tbsp butter

2 tbsp olive oil

3 tbsp lime juice

1/2 c chicken broth (opt)

Combine all the spices together and coat chicken pieces well. Heat butter and oil (be careful - it will spit!) and add chicken to pan. Turn occasionally till cooked (don't let it blacken), remove to a plate. Add lime juice (and broth if using it), mixing well. Be careful, this spits enormously and set my smoke alarm off. Once it has reduced by about half, put the chicken back in, coating well. Serve with any vegetables you feel like, garlic mashed potatoes work well.

Play with the quantities of the spices, I reduced the cayenne and pepper to the quantities above, and it was still very spicy! (Altered from original source - Saving Dinner: Garlic Lime Chicken by Leanne Ely (, page 57-58, Ballantine Books, 2003)

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