Chicken with Lime Butter

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Chicken with Lime Butter is a simple and delicious dinner recipe that is ready in under 30 minutes. The lime butter sauce has a hint of dill and is packed with flavor!

I like to serve this chicken with Sweet Cooked Carrots and Honey Lime Fruit Salad or green salad with my Homemade Ranch Dressing.

lime butter chicken on a white plate

Most weeknights are pretty crazy at my house, so simple chicken recipes like this are a staple. I discovered this in one of my Taste of Home cookbooks when I was looking for ways to use a lime I had leftover after making White Chocolate Lime Scones

It calls for very simple ingredients, so I was surprised how flavorful it was. I didn’t have fresh dill, but I’m sure that it would be even better!  For the sake of my kids, I just used the juice from the lime, but if you like a more pronounced lime flavor, add a bit of lime zest.

chicken with lime butter

I got a little distracted after adding the chicken back to the pan, and my butter browned a little bit. But it actually added a great depth of flavor that I enjoyed. Don’t you love happy accidents like that?

As with all chicken recipes, you don’t want to overcook the chicken or it will be dry. I like to use a meat thermometer so that I can stop cooking it as soon as it reaches 165°. close up of chicken with lime butter sauce

How to make Chicken with Lime Butter

Ingredients:

  • boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • salt and pepper
  • olive oil
  • butter
  • fresh lime juice
  • dill

Salt and pepper the chicken breasts.  Heat a large skillet to medium heat and add olive oil. Cook chicken in olive oil in a medium hot skillet for 5-8 minutes on each side, or until a thermometer reaches 165°. Set chicken aside and keep warm.

Add butter to the skillet and cook till melted. Stir in lime juice and dill. Return chicken to pan and spoon hot butter sauce over each piece.

Serve chicken with any remaining butter sauce and sprinkle with green onions if desired.

chicken with lime butter recipe collage

 

MORE TASTY CHICKEN RECIPES:

Mouthwatering Breaded Mayonnaise Chicken
Instant Pot Sweet and Spicy Chicken
Chicken Broccoli Crepes
Lemon Chicken Pasta

Yield: 4 servings

Chicken with Lime Butter

Chicken with Lime Butter
Tender chicken with a flavorful lime butter sauce.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 small boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp pepper
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 Tbsp lime juice
  • 1/4 tsp dried dill or 1/2 tsp fresh dill

Instructions

  1. Sprinkle both sides of each chicken breast with salt and pepper. Heat a skillet to medium heat and add olive oil. Cook chicken for 5-8 minutes on each side, or until a thermometer reaches 165°. Set chicken aside and cover with foil to keep warm.
  2. Add butter to the skillet and melt. Stir in lime juice and dill. Return chicken to pan and spoon hot butter sauce over each piece.
  3. Serve chicken with any remaining butter sauce and sprinkle with green onions if desired.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 361 Total Fat: 23g Saturated Fat: 9g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 11g Cholesterol: 133mg Sodium: 250mg Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 0g Sugar: 0g Protein: 37g
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Enjoy!


Comments

  1. Amy Huntley says

    I can’t wait to try this chicken! And it’s such a healthy recipe! Perfect!

  2. Yum! I LOVE lime. Need to try soon!

  3. We use chicken for so many recipes & I love the variation from lemon. This looks so juicy! Can’t wait to give it a try!

  4. Making these tonight since I already have the chicken out!! Thanks!

  5. This sounds awesome, love the idea of using lime instead of lemon.

  6. This was so good. The lime with it was the absolute perfect contrast.

  7. Seriously delicious!

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