Chicken with Garlic and Lime

    20 mins

    Chicken pieces are pan fried in oil, then dressed with lime juice and coriander. For added spiciness, add some finely chopped chillies when the garlic is added.

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    Serves: 5 

    • 3 tablespoons (45ml) olive oil
    • 5 skinless, boneless chicken breast fillets, cut into bite-size pieces
    • 2 cloves garlic
    • 1/2 lime, juiced
    • handful chopped fresh coriander
    • salt and pepper to taste

    Prep:5min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:20min 

    1. Heat the oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. Add chicken and brown on all sides. Add the garlic, and cook until the chicken is no longer pink in the middle.
    2. Stir in the lime juice and coriander, and season with salt and pepper. Cook just until heated through.
    3. Remove garlic from pan.
    4. Serve chicken with rice and vegetables.

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    This was a good recipe. The second time I made it I doubled the garlic and caramelized the lime so I could drizzle it over the chichen just before serving. To caramelize the lime: remove chicken from skillet and add approximately 2 tablespoons sugar and the lime juice. (I used 4 tablespoons lime juice.) Heat at medium, while stirring until sugar has dissolved. Then raise the heat and allow to bubble for 2 minutes. Yum!  -  12 Jan 2003  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    some changes: juice of one whole lime, and one whole lemon. used 5 garlic cloves, and next time will use more. didnt cut up chicken, just kept breasts whole. was delicious but next time i will only use 2 Tbsp of olive oil, had a bunch left over that seemed unnecessary taste and calorie wise. husband and company loved this, and was very easy. good stuff, thank you.  -  12 Sep 2005  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This was just great - a simple yet tasty dish that the whole family enjoyed. Because there are so few ingredients, I was expecting a somewhat bland meal, but the combination of cilantro and lime juice really eliminated the need for any other spices. I used quite a bit more garlic than the recipe called for (we're garlic-aholics!), and used pre-cut chicken strips for a super quick meal. Definitely a meal we'll have again and again!  -  17 Jul 2002  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)