Basil Lime Chicken

Chicken is probably my favorite meat protein … right behind bacon. And maybe behind filet mignon, but I can’t afford that very often. I love finding some fun things to do with chicken and I’ve been spending too much time on Pinterest. I have two boards there dedicated to cooking – recipes to try and ones I have tried. I’ve seen some pretty … interesting recipes come up on Pinterest but the majority of them look pretty good.

This is one that I found and liked a lot, but I did substitute a few things. I realized when I went to make the marinade that I was out of Worcestershire sauce, so I used A1 steak sauce, but reduced the amount by 1 tablespoon. I also substituted fresh basil, which I didn’t have, with some of the basil paste that I had left over from another recipe. Still turned out good, but the oil needed reducing in the sauce.

Marinade Ingredients:

  • 4 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 limes, juice and zest
  • 3 T olive oil
  • 3 Tb Dijon or brown mustard
  • 3 Tb Worcestershire sauce
  • 3 Tb soy sauce
  • 3 green onions, finely chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, finely minced
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp freshly ground black pepper

Sauce Ingredients:

  • 1 lime, juice and zest
  • 1/4 C extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 green onions, finely chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, finely minced
  • 1/4 chopped fresh basil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper

Preheat oven to 350. I use an olive oil spray in a pan to make sure nothing sticks.  Lay the chicken out and pop it in the oven. The amount of time to take to cook this depends on the size of your chicken breasts – I had some fairly large breasts, so they needed to cook for about 30 minutes.

When done, let it rest about 5 minutes or so.  Slice and top with the sauce. Tasty and pretty easy to make! I served it with some Red Lobster biscuits and roasted potatoes. The biscuit recipe is coming tomorrow.

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5 thoughts on “Basil Lime Chicken

  1. One thing I liked most about it is that I had most of the ingredients just laying around. 🙂 It really was good and is something the Man wants have have more of.

    1. Recipes that involve the shit I already have are awesome. Of course, given some of the recipes I use, I go out of my way to have specific things around — mostly various sauces to mix into more epic sauces. The Chinese Cooking for Dummies is great for telling you what sauces you need around for stir fries at all times, so we stay stocked up on those. I’ve got some I haven’t even used yet (and need to).

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