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Baked Lime “Butter” Chicken Breasts

Ever feel like there’s so much on your mind, you have no brain power left for answering the question, “what’s for dinner?” Don’t worry, I’ve got you. This last-minute, no-plan-required chicken recipe is a light lift, and one of the things I make when the fridge and pantry need re-stocking but I don’t have time for a full grocery trip. 

The lime juice tenderizes the chicken while it marinates, resulting in a juicy, flavorful baked chicken that’s equally great alongside Gluten-Free Rice Pilaf (another recipe that’s pantry items only) or sliced over a green salad for a leftover lunch the next day.

Put your feet up while it bakes. Maybe pour yourself a glass of your chosen poison. Deep breaths as you start to smell the lime and garlic baking. You’ve got this.

Enjoy!

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Baked Lime “Butter” Chicken Breasts

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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 4

Equipment

  • Citrus juicer
  • Zester
  • 9×13” glass or ceramic baking dish

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts, trimmed of any excess fat (about four breasts)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • juice and zest of three limes
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 tbsp coconut aminos
  • 2 tbsp melted soy-free Earth Balance

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  • Season chicken breasts with salt and pepper on both sides, then place them in a lightly oiled baking dish (I used spray olive oil).
  • Place lime juice and zest, garlic, coconut aminos and melted soy-free Earth balance in a small mixing bowl and whisk to combine.
  • Pour the mixture all over the chicken and turn the breasts so they’re well coated on all sides.
  • Allow to marinate for at least 20 minutes or up to 8 hours.
  • Bake for about 40 minutes or until a meat thermometer reads 165 degrees F.
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