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Recipe: Chicken with Lime Sauce

This silky sauce coats the chicken with rich, tangy flavor. Substitute lemon if you don’t have a lime on hand. For a splash of color, garnish with chopped parsley or chives.

Ingredients

  • 4 (6-ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • Cooking spray
  • 3/4 cup fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons lime juice, divided
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon butter

Instructions

  1. Place each chicken breast half between 2 sheets of heavy-duty plastic wrap; pound to 1/4-inch thickness using a meat mallet or small heavy skillet. Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper.
  2. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat. Add chicken; cook 4 minutes on each side or until browned. Remove from pan; keep warm.
  3. Add chicken broth, sugar, 2 tablespoons juice, and mustard to pan; cook over medium heat, scraping pan to loosen browned bits.
  4. Combine water and cornstarch in a small bowl. Add cornstarch mixture to pan; stir well with a whisk. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat; cook 1 minute or until sauce thickens slightly. Whisk in remaining 1 tablespoon lime juice and butter, stirring until butter melts. Return chicken to pan; simmer 2 minutes or until chicken is thoroughly heated.

Number of servings (yield): 4

Inspired By: Chicken with Lime Sauce

Nutritional Information

Calories: 260 (26% from fat), Fat: 7.5g (sat 2.7g,mono 3.1g,poly 0.8g) , Protein: 40.7g, Carbohydrate: 5.4g, Fiber: 0.1g, Cholesterol: 106mg, Iron: 1.8mg, Sodium: 382mg, Calcium: 32mg