Lime Garlic Chicken Recipe -
Lime Garlic Chicken Recipe
  • READY IN 20 mins

Lime Garlic Chicken

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"Seasoned chicken breasts, sauteed with butter and garlic and topped with a squeeze of fresh lime. This is the best chicken I've ever had! My husband doesn't like that many things, but he loved this recipe, you just have to try it!"

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins

    20 mins


  1. Mix flour, salt and pepper together in a resealable plastic bag. Add chicken, seal bag and shake to coat. Set aside.
  2. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add garlic and saute 3 to 4 minutes, until it starts to change color. Saute coated chicken strips with butter and garlic for 10 to 15 minutes, until cooked through and juices run clear.
  3. Squeeze lime over chicken and sprinkle with lemon pepper. Serve hot.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Feb 03, 2004

Delicious! I only used 1T butter because of the cholesterol. The rest was olive oil. Didn't know if I was supposed to really use 2 'heads' of garlic, which seemed like a bit much, or 2 'cloves' so I used 5 cloves and we thought it was just right. Didn't have lemon pepper so I used 1/2 lemon and fresh ground pepper. Used Turkey breast strips. It was eaten up so quickly I'm surprised someone didn't get a fork in their hand! I know everyone will be wanting this again and soon. Thanks! It was so easy!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Apr 27, 2011

Quite disappointing and bland...Love the ingredients, but this combination was quite dull...

Jun 22, 2003

Very good, not to mention quick and easy. I didn't even bother flouring the chicken, I just cooked it in the butter, garlic and lime juice. I do recommend cutting the chicken into strips, though, so that all the chicken absorbs the flavors. I also put some of the sauce on top of steamed broccoli - excellent. My husband loved it.

Apr 13, 2003

This chicken recipe is wonderful!!! The leftover juices in the pan work wonderfully over rice. And if I can make it, you know it's easy to prepare!

Jan 08, 2004

This was tasty. I used olive oil instead of butter and used a lot less of it. I think some lime zest in the flour would be good next time. I liked the lime flavcor a lot.

Apr 13, 2005

This chicken really turned out great. A nice quick meal with great flavour. I only added a few tablespoons of butter though, a cup seems like a lot. I actualy added half the lime while the chicken was cooking for a little extra flavour along with a couple splashes of tequila. Tasted great served with mashed potatoes and fried zuchinni. I omitted the lemon pepper since i don't have any and am not quite sure what that is.

Apr 14, 2003

Recipe must have been corrected. It was delicious and oh so easy!

May 24, 2007

This was such an easy recipe!! It was so easy my 3 year old even helped me make it. She helped shake the chicken in the bag. The lime juice really tops it off. It just needed a little more seasoning, but other than that it was great! Next time I make it I'll season it with seasoning salt, garlic powder, and lemon pepper.


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  • Calories
  • 763 kcal
  • 38%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 35.1 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol
  • 225 mg
  • 75%
  • Fat
  • 48.7 g
  • 75%
  • Fiber
  • 2 g
  • 8%
  • Protein
  • 46.5 g
  • 93%
  • Sodium
  • 1029 mg
  • 41%

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

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