85 Ratings
  • 5 Rating Star 42
  • 4 Rating Star 28
  • 3 Rating Star 7
  • 1 Rating Star 5
  • 2 Rating Star 3

This chicken is so easy, and very tasty too.

prep:
5 mins
cook:
25 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
6
Max Servings:
6
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Ingredients

Directions

  • Heat oil in a large heavy skillet over medium high heat. Season chicken breasts with salt and pepper. Cook until lightly browned, about 3 minutes on each side. Cover, and reduce heat to low. Cook until no longer pink, and juices run clear, about 10 minutes. Remove chicken from pan, and keep warm.

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  • Drain excess oil from pan. Stir in lime juice, and cook over low heat until it begins to bubble. Stir in butter, 1 tablespoon at a time. Continue stirring until butter becomes opaque, and sauce thickens. Remove from heat, and stir in dill weed. Spoon sauce over chicken, and serve.

Nutrition Facts

349.29 calories; 27.5 g protein; 1.23 g carbohydrates; 25.92 g fat; 109.11 mg cholesterol; 186.06 mg sodium.Full Nutrition


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Most helpful positive review

Allison Nahr
11/07/2005
I have had this recipe for years but have modified it slightly in much the same way as other reviewers. I cut the chicken breasts into smaller pieces use half a stick of butter use about a tablespoon of fresh dill and some chopped fresh chives or scallions and I add just a little flour to thicken the sauce. This goes great with Uncle Ben's original wild rice and corn. I love this because it is so easy to make that I can prep and cook while still keeping an eye on the kids!
(31)

Most helpful critical review

Anonymous
08/11/2005
I served the chicken atop a bed of angel hair pasta. I thought it was ok but probably won't make it again.
(2)
85 Ratings
  • 5 Rating Star 42
  • 4 Rating Star 28
  • 3 Rating Star 7
  • 1 Rating Star 5
  • 2 Rating Star 3
kelcampbell
11/08/2005
This was a good very quick basic dish...but I did change it up a little. I cooked 2 chicken breasts as instructed and when I went to make the sauce I added 2 cloves of garlic which worked really well with the lime. I also added the zest of about half the lime. It's important to note that while I only used 2 chicken breasts I made the full amount of sauce and it was perfect. As suggested by other reviewers I did not use a 1/2 cup of butter but rather about 3-4 tbsp. The lime zest was not necessary as DH and I found that the lime flavour was just too intense and the lime juice is quite enough. A good recipe but I would definitely add the garlic!
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Allison Nahr
11/07/2005
I have had this recipe for years but have modified it slightly in much the same way as other reviewers. I cut the chicken breasts into smaller pieces use half a stick of butter use about a tablespoon of fresh dill and some chopped fresh chives or scallions and I add just a little flour to thicken the sauce. This goes great with Uncle Ben's original wild rice and corn. I love this because it is so easy to make that I can prep and cook while still keeping an eye on the kids!
(31)
Betty Baker
03/25/2003
This dish was yummy but the 1st time I made it I thought there was way too much butter in it. The butter almost overpowered the lime flavor. Next time I used only half the amount called for and it was just as good or better. This sauce is also really good on cooked carrots.
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TWOTIMEMOM
06/16/2003
I used less butter more lime juice and it still worked great! Yummy!
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NFELTON
01/30/2003
My family thought this was great. I used less butter that suggested and it was still good.
(7)
Anonymous
10/20/2005
Yum! We loved this! I did change it a bit - cut the chicken breast halves into quarters cooked them in just a little butter in a nonstick skillet (no vegetable oil). Used 3 tbsp butter for the sauce not half a cup and used ground ginger instead of dill weed. Served with rice and fresh asparagus. The chicken was moist and the sauce was perfect! I'll definitely make this again.
(7)
Crystal Naomi Crosby
07/14/2005
Wow. I'm a pretty novice cook and a snobby foodie I've never been able to successfully cook chicken. With this recipe's simple directions the chicken came out tender and juicy. After cooking I put the chicken on a plate and put it in the microwave to keep warm. I used the juice of 1 small-ish lemon and about 3-4 pats of butter for 3 chicken breasts. I loved the tartness but I'm not partial to dill so I may substitue with something else (someone's suggestion of cilantro sounds delicious!)
(7)
NonaC
07/14/2010
Tasty! Personally I feel like this lime butter would be better on a milder fish like Tilapia or even a Sea Bass filet but overall it was pretty good!
(6)
Anonymous
02/18/2010
SOOO easy! and DElicious! I got a "very good" and a "yum" from my husband which is saying a LOT! I threw the sliced up chicken on a bed of spinach and used the lime butter as a topping/dressing for all of it. will make again soon-maybe tonight!
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