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Easy Lime Skillet Chicken

This Easy Lime Skillet Chicken recipe is a perfect weeknight dinner with minimal prep, healthy, and tons of great flavor.

Easy Lime Skillet Chicken | Wholesome Skillet

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This juicy chicken recipe is packed with flavor and the chicken can be marinated all day or overnight. It only takes about 25 minutes to cook the chicken, so it is done in no time.

To make this Easy Lime Skillet Chicken you will need:

  • mayonnaise
  • avocado oil
  • limes
  • coconut aminos
  • ground cumin
  • garlic powder
  • onion powder
  • cayenne pepper
  • boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • fresh parsley or cilantro for garnish
  • mixing bowl
  • plastic wrap or aluminum foil
  • large cast iron skillet
  • meat thermometer

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To begin, you’ll zest half of a lime into a mixing bowl.

lime with microplane

Juice the lime into the bowl as well.

limes cut on cutting board

Add some mayonnaise (I prefer to use Homemade Mayonnaise), a tablespoon of avocado oil, some cumin, garlic powder, onion powder, coconut aminos and cayenne pepper. Whisk those together until they are nice and smooth.

Nestle the chicken breasts down into the sauce, turning them over to coat them well.

chicken in marinade

Cover the bowl with plastic wrap or foil and refrigerate overnight, or at least 8 hours.

When it is time to cook dinner, preheat your oven to 375 degrees.

Heat the remaining tablespoon of avocado oil in a large cast iron skillet (or other oven-safe skillet) over medium-high heat.

Add the chicken to the skillet and sear the meat for about 2-3 minutes on each side, or until they are golden brown.

chicken in skillet

Slide the skillet into your oven and bake for about 20-25 minutes or until the temperature on a meat thermometer reads 165 degrees. Allow the meat to rest a few minutes before serving.

Cut another lime into wedges and serve the chicken with a lime wedge to squeeze over it, and garnish with the parsley or cilantro. Enjoy!

I like to serve this with a tossed salad.

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Yield: 4 servings

Easy Lime Skillet Chicken

Easy Lime Skillet Chicken

This Easy Lime Skillet Chicken recipe is a perfect weeknight dinner with minimal prep, healthy, and tons of great flavor.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 26 minutes
Additional Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 36 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/4 c healthy mayonnaise
  • 2 Tb avocado oil, divided use
  • 2 limes
  • 1 Tb coconut aminos
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/16 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • fresh parsley or cilantro for garnish

Instructions

  1. To begin, you'll zest half of one of the limes into a mixing bowl. Juice the lime into the bowl as well.
  2. Add the mayonnaise, a tablespoon of the avocado oil, cumin, garlic powder, onion powder, coconut aminos and cayenne pepper. Whisk those together until smooth.
  3. Nestle the chicken breasts down into the sauce, turning them over to coat them well.
  4. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap or foil and refrigerate overnight, or at least 8 hours.
  5. When it is time to cook dinner, preheat your oven to 375 degrees.
  6. Heat the remaining tablespoon of avocado oil in a large cast iron skillet (or other oven-safe skillet) over medium-high heat.
  7. Add the chicken to the skillet and sear the meat for about 2-3 minutes on each side, or until they are golden brown.
  8. Slide the skillet into your oven and bake for about 20-25 minutes or until the temperature on a meat thermometer reads 165 degrees.
  9. Allow the meat to rest a few minutes before serving.
  10. Cut the remaining lime into wedges and serve the chicken with a lime wedge to squeeze over it, and garnish with the parsley or cilantro.
  11. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 369Total Fat: 22gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 17gCholesterol: 108mgSodium: 246mgCarbohydrates: 5gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 38g
This data was estimated and provided by Nutritionix. Accuracy not guaranteed.

This recipe was shared in Meal Plan Monday.

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