Zesty Summer Chicken


This easy-to-make chicken dish is full of Asian flavors!

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
2 hrs
Total Time:
2 hrs 40 mins
6 servings


  • 6 tablespoons dark soy sauce

  • ¼ cup fresh lime juice

  • 2 tablespoons sunflower oil

  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 (1 inch) piece fresh ginger root, minced

  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander

  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar

  • 2 tablespoons grated lime zest

  • 6 (6 ounce) skin-on, boneless chicken breasts

  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch

  • 1 tablespoon water


  1. Whisk the soy sauce, lime juice, sunflower oil, jalapeno pepper, garlic, ginger, coriander, brown sugar, and lime zest together in a bowl until the sugar dissolves. Place the chicken into a resealable plastic bag, and pour the marinade overtop. Mix to coat chicken, then seal bag, and refrigerate at least 2 hours.

  2. Heat a large, nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Remove the chicken from the marinade, and shake off excess. Place into skillet, skin-side down, and cook until the skin crisps, about 4 minutes. Turn chicken over, and continue cooking on the other side until no longer pink in the center. Once done, remove the chicken and keep warm. Pour the remaining marinade into a skillet. Dissolve cornstarch in water, and stir into the sauce until thickened and clear. Bring the mixture to a boil, reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer 5 minutes. Serve chicken with sauce.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

296 Calories
14g Fat
8g Carbs
34g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 296
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g 17%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 96mg 32%
Sodium 984mg 43%
Total Carbohydrate 8g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 34g
Vitamin C 7mg 36%
Calcium 29mg 2%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 313mg 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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