Lime-Garlic Chicken Saute

Lime-garlic Chicken Saute Recipe

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Vicki Butts (lazyme)


A simple dish with a Cuban flair.


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15 Min
15 Min
Stove Top


  • 4
    boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
  • 2 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 1 large
    onion (chopped for 1 cup)
  • 4 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 1
  • ·
    salt and black pepper, to taste

How to Make Lime-Garlic Chicken Saute


  1. Place the chicken breasts, one at a time, between 2 sheets of wax paper or plastic wrap. Pound the breasts with several whacks of a meat mallet or rolling pin so they are an even 1/2 inch thick. Peel off the paper and set the breasts aside.
  2. Heat the oil in an extra-deep 12-inch nonstick skillet over medium-heat. Meanwhile, peel and chop the onion, adding the chicken to the skillet, then the onion around it. Cook until the chicken is golden brown on the bottom, about 4 minutes. Stir the onion from time to time.
  3. While the chicken and onion cook, peel and finely chop the garlic. Cut the lime in half and cut one half into 4 wedges. Set aside. Reserve the remaining half.
  4. Sprinkle the chicken breasts evenly with the garlic, then turn them. Squeeze the juice from the remaining lime half evenly over the contents of the skillet. Continue to cook until the chicken is cooked through, 4 to 5 minutes. Stir the onions frequently to brown them evenly and prevent burning. Season with salt and pepper.
  5. Serve, garnished with the lime wedges.

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About Lime-Garlic Chicken Saute

Course/Dish: Chicken
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: Cuban
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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