Reviews for Spicy Garlic Lime Chicken
I added a little more lime than what was called for. The spices are really what makes this recipe great!
WOW! This was fabulous! I added a little extra cayenne, because we like it spicy, & used about 4 tablespoons of lime, but other than that, left it the same. We really liked this one. Thanks for sharing a great recipe!
This dish turned out super tender AND fully cooked! I halved the recipe and only cooked the chicken for about four minutes per side (rather than the six suggested). Also, completely by accident, I added about 3x the amount of olive oil (Tbs vs. tsp mistake) but it turned out really well and I will repeat this next time I make it. My husband suggested drizzling ranch over the finished product, and it took this solid four-star dish up to five-stars. We really enjoyed the meal, and it was quick and easy to make. Plus, only one pan to clean up!
Very nice with a good "kick". Probably not at the top of our chicken list though.
This is great with Salmon, too. Add a little vegetable stock if needed.
After reading reviews, I wasn't sure if this recipe needed more spices or just more coating so I added a tablespoon of flour to the spices. It needs more spices, not flour. It was very subtle. Very. Not bad at all, but not wowing either. I didn't do the additional garlic on top, but added more to the spice blend. All amounts the same except for reducing the thyme to 1/8t & increasing garlic to 1/2t. I used half cup chicken broth & 2T lime juice for the sauce - thickened it with a T flour. Only E liked the sauce & not a lot at that. It wasn't bad either, just not any big deal. I doubt I'll make it again. 'Worth trying, but be sure to increase the spices. Oh, & if you want spicy hot, you'll have to really increase the hot spices. This is more liked spiced, not spicy.
Love this recipe! I like to cut the chicken breast into strips and cook with all of the spice mixture instead of sprinkling it on. Very Good! Thanks C. Perez!!
Love it!! Mine ended up very salty, so next time I'll use less salt. I followed the directions exactly as far as the first dry rub part of the ingredients, and it turned out to be the perfect amount for two pieces of chicken. Two very flavorful pieces of chicken!
I doubled everything for the rub, since some people said it wasn't enough. It was very, very flavorful. I meant to add chicken broth to the final sauce, but forgot. It would have thinned it out a bit, so I wish I had. Hubby's only complaints were (a) chicken was a bit dry, and (b) he wished I had used boneless thighs, as he's not really white meat person. I think that the cooking times were too much for the chicken that I used - 3 breasts, each cut in half and tenderized slightly. Should have seen that coming, not the recipe's fault. In general, very good and flavorful. Good to serve with rice and a veggie. Will make again.
Have to give this five stars because my 11 year old picky eater loved it! Cooked exactly as said and it was so simple, quick, and juicy. Thank you for sharing!
This is absolutely DELISH! I only made enough for two; one boneless breast and one with the bone. The bone-in came out tastier and juicier (obv.) and I will definitely be making this again.
Best ever chicken! Seriously the best...my family was bummed I only made one per person. Quick recipe too -- we teamed it with almond/edamame stir fry and baked french bread.
The sauce described in the recipe was almost non-existent, so I did a quick pan sauce by sauteing some red onions and deglazing with more lime juice. I topped it with fresh cilantro. This chicken was fresh tasting and moist and my pan sauce added some extra zing to an otherwise good recipe.
For those of you unsure of what to do with all of the varying reviews- I made the recipe exactly as written, except I added 1/2 tsp. of cilantro because it goes so well with lime. It was great.
This was extremely easy and delicious. Actually, I'm teaching my signifcant other to cook and I supervised him while doing it. He was so proud of himself with the results. He did make one mistake - he doubled the amount of garlic powder but it tasted great and I think I will continue to make that mistake!
This recipe was so easy and delicious! I will definitely make this again. I followed the recipe exactly and it was so yummy!
I am hard to please when it comes to recipes, but this was fabulous! Doubling the spices was perfect, along with adding 1/3 cup of broth to increase the pan glaze. Used fresh garlic, instead of powdered, at the end. For family members liking less heat, you can sprinkle some cutlets with less spice mix.
Very good chicken. The only thing is that this recipe calls for way too much salt. Next time, I'll be using 1/4 tsp instead of 3/4
I adore this recipe! You can almost completely eliminate the butter and olive oil. I put about a teaspoon of olive oil in a spritzer and spray a non-stick skillet, however any cooking spray would work. I've subbed fresh garlic for the powder but either way, this chicken rocks!
I've made this a couple of times and have always enjoyed it. Rather than pounding the chicken, I slice the breasts through the center and end up with thinner breast meat. This is a quick and easy dinner that always pleases everyone at the table.
Obviously this is an extremely popular recipe and now I know why. It was delicious and couldn't be easier. I followed another reviewers advise and left out the butter and added chicken broth and lime juice to the pan. Yum! Will definitely make this again.
The flavor was amazing!!! However, I found that I needed WAY more of the season mixture. I also added chicken broth to the mix, and cut my chicken into smaller pieces. The flavor was great!!
Loved it!!! I cut the breast in half, pounded thinner, and follow every thing but the garlic powder, I think is too much I put only one tsp. It is a keeper!!!!
Great recipe! I added about 1/4 c. of chicken broth to deglaze the pan and fresh cilantro. My husband gave it rave reviews and wants me to add this recipe to the list of his favorites!
This was a great recipe. However, I changed it slightly by doubling the cayenne pepper in the dry rub. In the sauce I added chopped onions and used minced garlic (1-2 tbs depends on your preference of garlic; I love garlic so I used 2 tbs)instead of garlic powder. Also, I cut my half chicken breast in half so it was about 1/2 inch thick, and would not burn the outside of the chicken when cooking. I also did not have any lime, but had a bunch of fresh lemons a friend gave me and substituted the lemon for the lime and still came out fantastic! The dry rub has an excellent flavor and my husband enjoyed it very much as well. I served it with rice and steamed vegetables (broccoli, bell peppers and carrots).
WOW this was good. I doubled the lime juice and added it to the original spice mixture (along with the extra garlic powder) and let the chicken marinate for about 30 min. cooked the chicken in nonfat cooking spray and it still tasted great!! will definitely make this again :)
This is by far my favorite chicken recipe of all time. I usually double the lime juice and make a sauce (1/2 cup white wine + 1/2 cup chicken broth) - then add the leftovers from the chicken pan into the sauce and serve over fettucine. FANTASTIC!
Simple and very flavorful. I cooked it in a cast iron pan on the grill outside - so I didn't make a splatter mess on my stovetop.
Easy and delicious. We also use the seasoning mixture on tilapia and it's simply amazing.
I would say this is good with exception to WAY TO MUCH SALT. Holy cow! It would be perfect with about a 1/4 teaspoon salt instead. It over powers all the other wonderful flavors. Salt is supposed to bring the flavor out, not take over. Also, the serving size does not yield enough for 4 normal sized breasts, maybe that is why the salt is overpowering...I would double the amounts of everything but the salt. 1/2 teaspoon salt would be good for the doubling of everything else for 4 breasts. Then I would say PERFECT! Nice and easy though with a different spin on lime chicken...which I love. ;)
This is an awesome recipe! You will love it!
If your a spice lover, and I am, you'll need to add more to this recipe. I didn't change the recipe at all and would probably use more cayenne pepper next time. Overall it wasn't a bad tasting dinner but I would probably grill it next time and omit the butter.....I think it would taste just as good with a little less fat!
Delicious. We had this with a side of sour cream and chopped up green onions complimented nicely. Quick and easy and smelled really nice cooking.
I read your reviews & decided to cut my chicken into 1" chunks. Then I put your spices into a gallon bag and then shook them up good, added the chicken chunks & shook for about 5-10 mins.. Then I did as your recipe called for & it turned out excellent! Thank you
Really flavorful, zingy, & a bit spicy with all these great ingredients. Even the non spicy eaters in my family enjoyed this. I took the advice of another reviewer & added chicken broth when the butter & olive oil were cooked down too much. It made a great sauce. Thanks for sharing!
Yum! I can't imagine not doubling the spices. Next time I'll cut back on the salt..it was overwhelmingly salty to me but my husband loved it. There was a nice kick to this chicken that was very well balanced. It wasn't too much at all. I omitted the onion powder (never have any on hand) and butter but used everything else! Loved it!
This dish was great,but I added a chopped onion and 2 cloves of garlic[in place of the powdered]. I tripled the recipe and added the juice of 2 fresh limes and then sliced the lime peels and added this to the sauce--it added a nice compliment to the hot spices.Next time,I might try adding 2 tart green apples [in chunks] -the last l5 minutes to balance the hot spices--[my husband thought this would be great also]. I served it over rice,but it might be interesting over pasta as well.
WOW! This was so good. I pound the chicken breasts thin for even cooking, otherwise I follow the directions exactly. As a matter of fact we make this so often I have a jar full of the spice mixture in my cupboard. We love to make street tacos out of it with plenty of onions and cilantro! Once a week dish, at least. Thanks so much for sharing.
Skip the garlic salt and sautee the chicken in fresh diced garlic along with some spinach--it tastes great!
Yum! This was really good. Will make again! Made just as recipe called for.
My family loves this recipe. The only thing I've changed is that I don't fry the chicken on the stovetop, but instead grill it. I follow the recipe above, except I grill the chicken for 7 minutes a side, and baste the boneless breast of chicken with the lime juice / garlic combo during cooking. This eliminates the need for the butter.
We enjoyed this very much. I did alter the recipe a little bit. My limes were dry but I used what I had and between pulp and juice it was about 1/2 cup of stuff. I omitted the butter and used 1/4-1/2 cup of olive oil and I invited 2 tbls. of jose cuervo to the party. I marinated over night and grilled 24 hrs later. The base recipe was going to be really good but we like our food really zesty so I had to adapt. My daughter had seconds which is always the sign of a "keeper".
We absolutely love love love this recipe! I follow it exactly, but only using 3 chicken breasts so I can slice them horizontally and sprinkle a little bit of spice mix inside the meat. There is usually just enough "sauce" to jazz up some rice on the side. Dinner is just hubby and me, so the third breast becomes the next day's lunch: either in a wrap or chopped up on a salad. Yum!
I LOVE this recipe--4 stars only because I modify it slightly. First, I double the ratio of spice mixture to chicken and I make sure to sprinkle both sides of the breasts. When cooking the chicken, I omit the butter and just pour the lime juice over the top of each side of the chicken. My favorite quick chicken dish, no question.
Wow! This is sooo good! Fast, easy and loaded with flavor! I just used fresh garlic in place of powdered. Served with roasted potatoes and buttered baby carrots. I'll be making this again!
Excellent flavor! I read in one review that they added a splash of tequila, so I did the same and it made the dish fantastic. I doubled the spice mixture at the beginning of the recipe and I'm glad I did, because I ended up needing all of it to cover the chicken...I guess I had larger pieces of chicken. I love the strong garlic and lime flavor and the spiciness is just right (although kids will probably find it too "hot"). I'll definitely make this one again and again.
Good - Very juicy.
Delicious! I actually only used one chicken breast pounded flat and cut in half, but the same amount of spices. The blackening effect is so tasty and is great served along side or on top of a salad.
Family favorite in our house! We simmer for about 15 minutes and make it a bit juicier. Wonderful recipe!!
I decreased the cayenne to 1/8 tsp, sliced the chicken into strips when it was done, & made fajitas with salsa, grated cheese, sour cream, etc. Next time, I'm going to slice the chicken into strips before cooking, decrease the butter/oil a bit, cook it less, & adjust the seasoning amounts just a bit to my family's taste.
My kids said this tasted like a restaurant meal! I didn't really measure the spices, just tossed a pinch here and there of each one and added a good amount of lime juice from the bottle. I made the remainder of the oils we cooked the chicken in, into a make-shift gravy and lightly topped each chicken with a dab of it. (not healthy, but yummy) Served with rice! Excellent! Will consider making this when we have company!! Really, that good!
I can't think of one thing that could be better with this dish. I struggle with finding a good recipe involving chicken. This is one of my favorite--it not my favorite--homemade main dishes. Please try and you will make again and again. The chicken is tender and the lime and thyme flavors really stick out. My mouth is watering just thinking about it.
This recipe was good, but I don't think it was 5 star good. I had two large chicken breasts, so I butterflied them. I don't think that thick breasts would work well with this recipe. I did not take the other reviewers' advice to double the sauce, so I really didn't have any. It was also a bit too sour for us, so if you're not a huge fan of lime, cut out a TB or so. It was very quick to make, and I made it into a light dinner with brown rice and brussel sprouts. I'll make it again, but it is just not one of our favorites!
Was very tasty. I mixed the spices together with some flour, then dredged the chicken in it before cooking. The flour help make the glaze stick to the chicken better.
Made it to the letter the 1st time and it was excellent. The 2nd time I made fajitas out of it by making the following changes: sliced the breasts into strips, replaced the butter with olive oil, doubled the lime juice/garlic powder at the end for more liquid, added a pepper of each color (red, orange, yellow, green, all cut into strips) and 1/2 an onion, cooked the veggies until crisp/tender. Served it all in heated corn tortillas This is delicious on its own and even better with the modifications.
I enjoyed the flavors in this dish -- it went great with a green salad dressed with a simple lime-vinegrette. I did make a couple adjustments: I used fresh garlic instead of powdered, added a couple tablespoons chicken broth with the lime juice, and tossed in some chopped fresh cilantro at the end to liven things up.
I make this a lot. I generally add more lime juice and use fresh garlic. Sometimes I also add some tequila and I think that really kicks it up a notch. It's best if you marinade it all for a while before cooking.
this was good chicken! i had to nix the cayenne for the kiddos, and my 5 year old was still having fits at the table because it was too spicy (the black pepper i guess?) i also set off the smoke alarm with this, i guess cooking with butter at too high of a heat is what did it. next time, i'd use just olive oil. i also didn't have enough leftover to make a sauce, so as others have said, next time i'd also add chicken broth to get enough to make sauce. it would be good to dip bread in. all in all, very flavorful chicken that we all enjoyed! thanks!
Very Good!!! I didn't want to use the stove, so I used the grill! I was glad I did :) After combining the first 7 ingredients, I rub the mix all over the chicken breasts and let it sit in the fridge for about 3 hours. I combined butter, olive oil and lime juice and used it as a baste. I baste frequently & generously (every time I turned the chicken over). It smelled great while cooking. The chicken turned out moist and just very flavorful. My guests loved them! Thanks for sharing. I have found yet another favorite that my family loves.
Great! I added cumin, and I didn't have thyme. I threw in some onions while the chicken was sauteing, and some black beans right at the end. Served it with pasta, as I'm all out of rice. Fast, easy and tasty. (Would probably be good with some avocado chunks in there too...)
I made this for my b/f & myself who were looking for a new chicken recipe. I paired it with the lime cilantro rice recipe below and it was delicious! We are definitely going to make it again. I doublded the seasoning and sauce as other people had suggested and it was perfect. Yum thanks for the recipe!
This chicken was absolutely fabulous. The flavors were so great. Definatly a meal to wake up your taste buds.
I thought this recipe was great! I actually threw it all in as a marinade and let the chicken side overnight. It had very nice, complex flavors.
I followed MesaMa's recommendation to add a little chicken broth to the skillet along with the lime juice which resulted in really flavorful, moist meat. I know I'll be making this often, so I'll probably quadruple the rub ingredients and put them in a small jar, so I won't have to pull out all of those spice bottles in the future. We really enjoyed this.
Very Tasty! I will definitely make again. I followed the recipe exact except for the end. Instead of sprinkling with the garlic powder and adding the lime, I mixed it together first and then poured over the chicken.
This made the most delicious and simple chicken that my husband can't stop talking about. I cut back the cayenne just a bit because of my kids, but the flavor great. The lemon juice added a nice tang and moistness to to check. Definitely adding this one to my weekly rotation.
This was really delicious and so easy.
I love this recipe! I also add about 1/2 cup of low sodium chicken stock and sometimes throw some mushrooms and onions. It's delicious and so easy to make ??
This recipe was pretty good. I found it to be very spicy even though I only used half the cayenne pepper that it called for, and I thought I would get more lime flavor from this recipe. I did like it though, it just wasn't exactly what I was expecting. For a excellent chicken recipe with alot of lime flavor, try the Lime Chicken Soft Tacos from this site. They are incredible!
Burstful of flavor! Followed recipe exactly as written except I didn't add the extra garlic powder at the end. I read from another reviewer that it was too garlicy when you do that. Served with red beans n rice with green beans. Tasted great! *Recommend doubling...not enough for 8 chix breats
Wow this was great!!!! Wouldn't change a thing...exept make more sauce!
This dish is easy and delicious, the only thing I do differently is to cut the chicken into bite size pieces--it adds more surface area to hold the delicious spices and makes for faster cooking.
My family loves this recipe! I used 'Martha Stewart's Fried Chicken Coating' (home blended) on the chicken since I had it on hand and it contained most of the seasonings listed. I used sliced garlic instead of the garlic powder with the lime and butter.
I've been making this dish for years. Everyone loves it and can't get enough of it.
used on only 2 breasts and was too strong...but tasted good. will need to use the 4 next time. served w/ wild rice, lettuce.
this gets a five from me...tho i used pork chops but followed the rest of the recipe for the spices which i thought was a good combination... tho i did have to add extra lime coz i decided to marinate the chops first...it was really good...i also liked the quick and easy part of it...and even with the extra lime i thought it was good and becoz i really like lime...so i would make it this way again and also try it with chicken...thanks for the recipe.
Mmmmm, so good and didn't change a thing!
This recipe was OK. My 10-year-old son told me it was good but not my best chicken. My husband just kinda shook his head and agreed that it was good. Those were mediocre responses from my boys. I followed the recipe pretty exactly -- I didn't have parsley flakes, so I left them out. I don't know if the lime juice curdled the butter or what, but I did not spoon the oily mess over the chicken breasts. I tried to save it by turning it into a sort-of gravy/sauce mixture, but that didn't work. As far as the chicken itself went, like I said, it was good but "not my best," and I like to use premium dried spices... Maybe, if there's a next time, I'll try fresh garlic as fresh is almost always better.
Very tasty! Will make again.
Great mixture of spices and lime! I was a little nervous adding the 2 teaspoons of garlic powder during the last 5 minutes because I was afraid it would be overpowering, it wasn't at all. It was the PERFECT balance! I used chicken tenders for this recipe, I thought it gave more flavor than if I had used chicken breasts. SO YUMMY!!
This was delish! I did use 1/2 the lime juice because H isn't too crazy about using pure lemon or lime juice in any recipe, and he loved it! He said this is his new favorite chicken recipe.
excellent recipe!!! followed almost to a tee.... added crushed red pepper, more paprika probably 1/4 teaspoon, and 1/4 a teaspoon onion powder and extra garlic!!! was awesome! never skimp on the butter that is what makes it awesome!! served with rice and green beans awesome!!!!
My whole family loved this meal! The only thing I changed more like added more lime during and after but not by much! Either way very tasty!
This recipe was great. I minced fresh garlic and added it to the pan before I cooked the chicken, as opposed to using garlic powder. It was great!
Wow, this was flavorful and delicious and SOOOOOO quick and easy to make. I made the whole dinner in a few minutes flat. It took a little longer to cook, but prep time was next to nothing. This was probally the quickest 5 star meal yet! I did make a few changes. I only used 2 chicken breast, and cut them into strips. I used all the seasonings for the rub and did not cut them in half. I used cajun seasoning instead of cayenne powder, because that was what I had on hand. I cut the chicken in strips before seasoning. I cut the garlic to sprinkle on the chicken after it had cooked to 1 tsp. and cut the lime juice to 2 Tbsp. I made rice a roni fried rice flavor with peas added to the rice as a side dish and voila!! Dinner in less than 1/2 an hour!!
Fast, easy and excellent! Love it, thank you!
I added cilantro and extra cayenne pepper!! VERY GOOD!
This was really delicious but for our tastes, I'll leave the butter out and just use the lime and oil for a warm vinaigrette next time. We had yellow rice and black beans for the sides and everything played well together. :o)
The flavors are amazing. But -- next time I will reduce the salt to 1/2 tsp. Also, I increased the lime/garlic sauce at the end, and added chicken broth a time or two as my sauce cooked down too much. Finally, I added about a T. sugar as it was too sour for my young kids (and me too for that matter). It was delicious and the sauce was amazing over rice.
This was soooo good!!! I think I'll try this on the grill in the summer.
Delicious. Instead of doing a saute, I grilled my chicken. I mixed all of the ingredients (amt. for 3 chicken breasts), added 3 tbsp. lime juice, 2 tbsp. of olive oil to create a marinade. Left in fridge for about 2 hours, then put 3 chicken breasts on the grill. Turned out super!
This was alright. My family really like it. We used chicken tenders instead of breasts. I wonder if that made a difference? It seemed to have a little too much salt and lime. I'll try it again.
Fast, easy, tasty.
Really good flavor! I'm not a huge fan of cooking chicken on stovetop in oil, but it came out really well. Served with black beans, which was a great complement for it.
This recipe was fantastic. All my family loved it. The only change I made was that I used fresh garlic in place of the garlic powder. I diced 2 garlic cloves and made those into a paste. I put the paste on the chicken before the spices. Also, for the sauce I used fresh garlic too. Delicious!!!!!! Thank you for the recipe.
Doubled the spices like lots of others suggested and substituted chili powder for cayenne - turned out great! Goes well with rice and broccoli :)
My family loved this dish - they said it looked like it was prepared at a restaurant.
The chicken came out really juicy and perfectly cooked but there was WAY too much thyme in it for me and I even halved it. I didn't care too much for this recipe but the hubby did. Thanks for sharing.