Saturday, March 3, 2012

Honey-Lime Chicken

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Why did the chicken cross the road?

Because it was dinner time and the chicken was justifiably scared, considering how often we devour its kinfolk.

If you eat chicken as frequently as my family, you’re always looking for new ways to cook it. One of my favorites is this simple honey-lime preparation. With only five ingredients, all things I generally have around the house, it’s one of my go-to meals when I haven’t planned ahead.

It’s adapted from a Cooking Light recipe book I quite like.

Pour your soy sauce into a shallow baking pan, 8x8 or 9x13 depending on how much chicken you’re cooking.

Place the chicken in the soy sauce and turn to coat.
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Bake on the middle rack at 350F for 30-40 minutes until done in the middle or until they reach an internal temperature of 165F. I almost always slice my chicken open to make sure there’s no pink in the middle.

While chicken is cooking, chop green onions or chives and set aside. Measure lime juice and honey into small sauce pan.
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When chicken is cooked through, remove chicken from soy mixture and place on a serving dish. Add ¼ cup of the soy/drippings mixture to the honey and lime juice sauce pan. Heat them to combine and then pour over the chicken. Sprinkle with the fresh green onions and serve. This goes great with veggies, rice, quinoa, or even whole wheat couscous. 
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Cut-and-Paste Recipe

Honey-Lime Chicken

4-6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
½ cup soy sauce
½ cup honey
¼ cup lime juice
One bunch green onions or chives

Preheat oven to 350F. Pour soy sauce into shallow baking pan, big enough to hold all the chicken pieces with some space between them. Add chicken pieces to soy sauce and turn to coat. Bake at 350F for 30-40 minutes until chicken is cooked through and no longer pink in the center.

While chicken is cooking, chop green onions or chives and set aside. Measure lime juice and honey into a small sauce pan. When chicken is cooked through, remove chicken from soy mixture and place on a serving dish. Add ¼ cup of the soy/drippings mixture to the honey and lime juice sauce pan. Heat them to combine and then pour over the chicken. Sprinkle with the fresh green onions and serve.

1 comment:

  1. each and every picture had me salivating as I went through this article. the recipe has made my life much much easier and I will surely try it out as soon as possible.

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