Lime chicken breasts

    30 min

    A simple but flavourful way to prepare chicken breasts, with the fresh flavour of lime juice. You could also easily use lemon juice in this recipe to great effect. Perfect midweek fare. Serve with white rice or beans or even mange-tout.

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    Serves: 2 

    • 2 limes
    • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
    • 2 tablespoons wholegrain mustard
    • 4 skinless chicken breast fillets
    • 1 tablespoon olive oil
    • salt and pepper to taste

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. Squeeze two limes and keep the pulp but not the pips.
    2. Spread the mayonnaise and wholegrain mustard on the chicken breasts.
    3. Heat the olive oil in a frying pan over medium heat and cook the chicken breasts for 15 minutes, turning once, or until done.
    4. Pour the lime juice and lime pulp into the pan, and cook for 3 minutes. Do not cook too long so that you still have some lime juice left in the pan. Serve immediately.


    If you don't like lime juice then replace with grapefruit juice (take 1/2 grapefruit) or blood orange juice (take a small orange) or lemon juice.

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    Easy and quick but not a very exiting taste. The lime does not have enough chance to affect the chicken when cooked this way. In addition, the lime reduction is not particularly appetising with the bits of browned chicken in it. If the chicken was marinaded in the lime it might improve it, but that would go against the idea of it being a quick recipe to cook.  -  24 Oct 2015


    Wasn't impressed with this at all. The lime was just too sour - it might've been better with more mayonnaise, but then we were also unsure on how well the whole grain mustard and the lime juice went. Won't be making it again.  -  14 Aug 2015  (Review from Allrecipes AU | NZ)