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Garlic Lime Chicken

5 from 2 votes
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Keto, Low-Carb, Paleo
Servings 4 Servings


  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon thyme
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1/3 cup low sodium chicken broth


  • In a small bowl, combine the first 7 ingredients.
  • Sprinkle mixture on both sides of chicken breast halves.
  • In a skillet, heat butter and olive oil together over medium-high heat.
  • Saute chicken until golden brown, about 5 minutes on each side.
  • Remove from skillet and keep warm.
  • Add lime juice and chicken broth to the skillet, whisking up all of the browned bits from the bottom of the pan.
  • Cook until the sauce has reduced slightly.
  • Return chicken to the skillet to thoroughly coat with the sauce; serve.


Nutritional Information: Per Serving: 343 Calories; 11g Fat; 55g Protein; 2g Carbohydrate; trace Dietary Fiber; 147mg Cholesterol; 612mg Sodium. Exchanges: 0 Grain (Starch); 7 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 Fruit; 1 1/2 Fat. LC
SERVING SUGGESTION: Steamed green beans and Cauli-rice (process cauliflower in a blender or food processor until it resembles grains of rice; steam “rice” until tender; drain; salt and pepper to taste and fluff with a fork).
SERVING SUGGESTION: Serve brown rice instead of Cauli-rice. KOSHER: Use all oil instead of butter and oil.
Variations of Garlic Lime Chicken:
Tex Mex Top with cilantro, avocado, tomato, and red onion. Serve with black beans, whole wheat tortillas, and a large salad.
Capers Verison Use 4 tablespoons lemon juice instead of lime juice. Top with capers and parsley.
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