Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Garlic Lime Sautéed Chicken

Summer is here and lime is one of my favorite flavors of this season! The lime perfects this chicken and compliments the garlic so well. Cayenne pepper and paprika give this chicken just a little kick to liven up your dinners! Sometimes, even when the A.C. is on full blast, turning the oven on in the summer is just a bad idea. It heats up the house and makes cooking a not-so-fun activity. This dish is sautéed on the stove, so there is still a little bit of heat, but definately less that won't warm up your entire home.

I have always loved summer, but after being in college, I have a whole new appreciation for this break! Besides work, there aren't as many responsibilities (homework, studying for tests, projects, and everything else that comes along with school) that take up my day-to-day. My husband works 10 hour days, and I work early in the morning, so we only get to spend our evenings together. We pretty much have time for exercising and eating, and maybe visiting our families before we fall asleep to wake up early again in the morning. It's busy, but on the weekends we get to fish, swim at the lake, hike, and spend time with our families, so I'd say all of the busyness is worth it!

 Like most of my recipes, this is super easy. That's my style, so expect that from me! I like to spend less time cooking and more time enjoying it. My mom cooked this dish for us, and it was from a family friend of ours, Fawn Miller that we found in our local cookbook. Everyone loves it, and if you don't like spicy, you can easily omit the cayenne pepper and the paprika. You could easily marinade this chicken too, after you cover the chicken in spices, throw them in a plastic bag with the chicken broth and lime juice, not using the butter or olive oil. Let marinade for as long as you please, and throw on the grill. Simple as that! You can also double this recipe for more people and it works out perfectly!

1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper
1/8 tsp. paprika
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1/4 tsp. onion powder
1/4 tsp. thyme
3 chicken breasts
1 Tbsp. butter
1 Tbsp. olive oil
1/4 cup chicken broth
2 Tbsp. lime juice
1 lime


  1. In a bowl, mix together ingredients from salt-thyme
  2. Sprinkle mixture on both sides of the chicken
  3. In a skillet, heat butter and olive oil together
  4. Sauté chicken until golden brown on the outside and cooked completely through (no pink and at least 156℉ inside)
  5. Remove chicken and set aside
  6. Add lime juice and chicken broth to the pan and cook until mixed and to a simmer
  7. Add chicken back to the pan, coat in sauce 
  8. Serve with lime wedges

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