Spicy Garlic Lime Chicken

>> Saturday, December 20, 2008

This stuff is tasty.
Real tasty.
It's juicy and flavorful, with a definite kick (but not too much).
I usually don't repeat recipes; if I find a good one, I stash it in my book, and then set out to search for more. But this one I've made time and again, because, well, it's tasty!
And it's easy.

So, start with some chicken. Either pounded-out chicken breasts, or strips will do. And then some spices:

Mix the spices together in a small bowl...

And sprinkle over the chicken. Make sure you coat 'em good.
Then you put the chicken in a hot pan full of melted butter and olive oil. Yum =P

Now let them cook for a while on both sides. After one side is brown, flip them over.
Don't they look tasty?
Tasty is the word of the hour.
Say it three times.

After they are browned on both sides (this should take about 5 minutes or so), turn the heat down, dump in some more olive oil and butter, and 3 tablespoons of lime juice.
Now, cover it with foil and let it simmer for a little while. 5-10 minutes. However long you need to cook rice and some veggies to go with it.

Spicy Garlic Lime Chicken
1 1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. black pepper
1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper
1/4 tsp. paprika
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1/4 tsp. onion powder
1/2 tsp. dried thyme
1/2 tsp. dried parsley
8 boneless skinless chicken breast halves

4 TBS. butter
2 TBS. olive oil
4 tsp. garlic powder
5-6 TBS. lime juice

1. In a small bowl, mix together salt, black pepper, cayenne, paprika, 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder, onion powder, thyme and parsley.
2. Sprinkle spice mixture generously on both sides of chicken breasts.
3. Heat butter and olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Saute chicken until golden brown, about 6 minutes on each side.
4. Sprinkle with 4 teaspoons garlic powder and lime juice. Cook 5 minutes, stirring frequently to coat evenly with sauce.

Happy Cooking!


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