Spicy garlic and lime chicken

    25 min

    Chicken breasts are well seasoned with cayenne and paprika, then pan-fried until golden brown and served with a garlic-lime sauce. This dish is ready in less than 30 minutes so it's perfect for a weeknight meal.

    20 people made this

    Serves: 4 

    • 3/4 teaspoon salt
    • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
    • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
    • 1/8 teaspoon paprika
    • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
    • 1/8 teaspoon onion powder
    • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
    • 1/4 teaspoon dried parsley
    • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
    • 2 tablespoons butter
    • 1 tablespoon olive oil
    • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
    • 3 tablespoons lime juice

    Prep:5min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:25min 

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

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    This is almost identical to a recipe that I love. The only difference is that in my recipe you add 1/3 of a cup of chicken broth with the lemon juice to the pan drippings. This helps to add the needed liquid for the sauce. This is a fast, delicious recipe that the whole family likes.  -  26 Jun 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    My wife loved this take on a delicious dish. Mince onion, garlic and jalepeno, add the dry ingredients called for in this dish to form a wet paste. Rub generous amounts under the skin. Outer skin is salted, rubbed with some mixture. Broil in oven until skin gets nice and crispy (5-7 min) switch oven to bake 350 until done (approx 40 min). About half way through squeeze lime juice on chicken.  -  10 Jun 2003  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I will make this easy recipe again but with some changes. I loved the spice mixture but it wasn't enough to adequately cover/rub four breasts so I had make another batch. Also, way, way, WAY too much garlic powder at the end. It overpowered the other flavors, especially the lime. I will reduce the amount of garlic powder and double the other ingredients in the future.  -  19 May 2005  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)