Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Sticky Lime Chicken

This is another recipe that my chic-a-dis and I made during spring break. I love being in the kitchen with them cooking and experimenting (playing) with recipes. We were working with ingredients that we've already got in our pantry and fridge so there was no need for a trip to the grocery store. My babies love dishes that are savoury and citrusy. Oh, and did I say sweet? Well not too sweet just a hint of it if it's not dessert. The honey in this recipe gave it just that. So what I'm getting at is that my little one's love savoury, citrusy, salty, sweet combination.


4 skinless and boned chicken breasts
zest of one lime
juice of one lime
1 1/2 tablespoon honey
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 garlic clove, minced


Preheat oven to 375F.

Place the chicken breasts in a roasting pan. Mix together the lime zest, juice, honey, oil and garlic in a small bowl. Pour the mixture on the chicken and season with pepper. Place in the oven and baste every 10 minutes. Cook for 35-40 minutes until the chicken is tender and there are no pink inside. As the chicken cooks the liquid in the pan will thickens, it will give it that sticky coating. Once the chicken is cooked rub the chicken on the pan to get the rest of the tasty sticky juice on both sides.

Serve it with veg or rice. Better yet serve it with both.

Enjoy! : )


  1. Savoury and citrusy is a great combination and it's very satisfying to work with what's at hand. Sounds delicious.

    1. Thank you Phil! It is nice to have ingredients at hand now that I'm learning more and more about food :)

  2. I've always wondered how a dish like this would taste with the citrus lime, but I think the honey would balance everything out :-) x

  3. I make a dish that is pretty similar to this - love the salty sweet citrusy combo too.. you just can't beat it!

  4. Gorgeous! Simple but full of flavour - I love the idea of chicken with sour lime and the added stickiness with the honey.


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