Saturday, October 4, 2008

Spicy Garlic Lime Chicken and Country Green Beans

Source: All Recipes

I have not made this chicken recipe in awhile, but it's very easy recipe, especially if you have lime juice on hand. The blend of spices is great, and the lime juice adds that extra kick.

I made this with thin chicken breast filets, my new favorite to pick up at the grocery store. You'll have to adjust the cooking times if you use thin-cut--just a couple of minutes each side.

I tend to be pretty lazy when it comes to side dishes, but I found this green bean recipe on All Recipes and it was super easy. The turkey bacon I wanted to use was expired, but the recipe was just as delicious without it. I can't wait to make it with the bacon!

Spicy Garlic Lime Chicken

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Ready in: 25 minutes
Serves 4

3/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black 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 breasts (I used thin cut)

2 tablespoons of butter
1 tablespoon of olive oil
2 teaspoons of garlic powder
3 tablespoons of lime juice


1. In a small bowl, mix together salt, pepper, cayenne pepper, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, dried thyme, and parsley. Sprinkle mixture generously on both sides of chicken breasts.
2. Heat butter and olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Saute chicken until golden brown, about 6 minutes each side (half if thin cute). Sprinkle with 2 teaspoons of garlic powder and lime juice (I mix these together in a small bowl while mixing the dry herbs.) Cook 5 minutes, stirring frequently to coat evenly with sauce.

Country Green Beans

I LOVE these! Such a low maintenance side dish! Nom nom nom!

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes
Ready in: 25 minutes
Serves 4

1 pound of fresh green beans, trimmed
1/4 cup of chopped onion
1/4 cup of cooked ham (or bacon)
1/4 cup of butter or margarine
1/4 cup of water
1 clove of garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon of salt
1/4 teaspoon of pepper (I doubled, I LOVE pepper!)

1. In a saucepan, combine all ingredients and cook for about 15-20 minutes or until the green beans are tender.

I started the green beans a few minutes before the garlic lime chicken because I knew they would take longer. Together, both are a quick, easy meal!

1 comment:

Mom said...

I got this recipe a couple years ago from FlyLady. We love it so much, I have mixed the spices up in a jar (multiply the recipe times 5 or so) and it takes even less time to prepare!