Lime Chicken Picante Recipe -
Lime Chicken Picante Recipe
  • READY IN 55 mins

Lime Chicken Picante

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"Quick, easy, spicy chicken"

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins

    55 mins


  1. In a shallow nonporous dish or bowl combine the salsa, mustard and lime juice. Mix well. Add chicken, cover dish and refrigerate. Marinate for at least 30 minutes.
  2. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Remove chicken from marinade and add to skillet. Saute, turning frequently, until browned on all sides. Meanwhile, boil remaining marinade in a saucepan for 4 to 5 minutes.
  3. Add boiled marinade to chicken, and saute another 3 to 5 minutes or until chicken juices run clear and marinade is starting to glaze. Remove chicken to serving platter; raise heat to high and boil marinade for 1 minute. Spoon marinade over chicken and top each breast with 1 tablespoon yogurt and 1 lime wedge. Serve.
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  • Note
  • The nutrition data for this recipe includes information for the full amount of the marinade ingredients. Depending on marinating time, ingredients, cooking method, etc., the actual amount of the marinade consumed will vary.

Reviews More Reviews

Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 23, 2004

This was great! I would never have thought these ingredients would taste this way. I am a novice at mexican-inspired cooking, but this chicken tasted exactly like a friend's homemade chicken enchiladas-yum! i too decreased the mustard to about 1/8 cup in the marinade-- and added more (about double) of all ingredients to sauce while boiling it, and we STILL didn't have enough sauce for our 3 chicken breasts. next time i will make even more sauce, it was really the star of the whole meal. I used a medium salsa and it had just the right amount of heat. Topped with sour cream, which was just perfect to counter the heat-- no lime garnish, they had all been squeezed into the sauce by that point. served with yellow rice and a black bean and corn salad. great, easy recipe! thanks!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Oct 02, 2008

Way too much mustard. Mustard in most dishes should be like a first kiss. A bit on the light side. It should enhance not be the main taste. Pairing dijon mustard with salsa is odd. Something like an onion mustard would be better. And use only about 1 tablespoon instead of a 1/4 of cup. That is alot of mustard. Yogurt doesn't really go with this recipe. Yogurt is usually used to tame the hit in a dish such as a spicy curry, so it would tame the heat of a spicy salsa, but use a good Mexican sour cream instead.

Mar 13, 2005

The whole family loved this! My kids even asked for seconds...Only change I made was using olive oil for 1/2 the butter and topping with sour cream instead of yogurt. This one's a keeper!

Jul 23, 2003

Quick and easy, but if I ever make this again, I will double the recipe for the marinade. There was not enough left to serve over the cooked chicken. What was left was really tasty.

Jan 16, 2004

I made this again with a few changes and it really came out well - we all loved it. In the marinade I used 1 TBSP of mustard instead of 1/4 cup and since my little girl was going to be trying it, I used Pace Extra Mild Chunky Picante Sauce. Then I marinated 3 chicken breasts in the frig for about 4 hours. I cooked the chicken with the marinade right in the frying pan and I used olive oil instead of butter. Finally, I added chicken broth as needed during the cooking time and it came out deliciously moist. Definitely a keeper!

Jun 17, 2006

I loved the flavors in this marinade. I definitely agree with previous reviewers on two points: the recipe just doesn't make enough marinade, and use less dijon. Here's what I did: I marinated the chicken according to the recipe. Then, instead of following all the complications of boiling the marinade, etc, I simply mixed up more marinade, warmed it in a separate pan from the chicken, and poured it one top of the chicken before serving. I also used sour cream instead of yogurt, and LOVED it! My husband and I couldn't wait to eat the leftovers. Goes GREAT with Mexican Rice III from this site.

Jan 14, 2005

This was very good, I did make a few adjustments. Increased the lime a bit, topped with sour cream, and the best addition, added tequila to the marinade. Gives it a more authentic Mexican flair, plus I love tequila! Oh yeah, also used a smoother salsa

Jan 15, 2004

After reviewing the recipe and the other reviews I added some extra salsa (mild) & lime juice while cutting back a little on the mustard (I used Grey Poupon - but of course !)- served it over spicy yellow rice and it was a big hit. I even forgot the yogurt in the mad rush of trying to get the kids to the table - I'll try it next time. Thanks


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  • Calories
  • 184 kcal
  • 9%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 5.8 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol
  • 73 mg
  • 24%
  • Fat
  • 6.8 g
  • 10%
  • Fiber
  • 0.7 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 23.9 g
  • 48%
  • Sodium
  • 464 mg
  • 19%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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