Honey Lime Garlic Chicken

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Incredibly flavorful Honey Lime Garlic Chicken is pan-seared for a crispy outside and baked for a juicy, tender center. One pan, ready in 30 minutes, you can’t go wrong with this easy dinner recipe! 

Nothing like a delicious meal in 30 minutes or less! After this, you’ve gotta try One Pan Garlic Herb Chicken and Asparagus, Three Cheese Stuffed Balsamic Chicken, and Skillet Chicken in Creamy Sun Dried Tomato Sauce

Incredibly flavorful Honey Lime Garlic Chicken is pan-seared for a crispy outside and baked for a juicy, tender center. One pan, ready in 30 minutes, you can't go wrong with this easy dinner recipe! 

This chicken dish has quickly become one of my all-time favorite dinner recipes. It is easy, simple, and comes together in about 30 minutes. On top of all that, it involves four of my most beloved ingredients of all time. Any recipe that brings together honey, butter, lime, and garlic in perfect harmony catches a ride straight to the top of my must-make list.

I can’t get enough of one-pan dishes these days. If you haven’t gotten your hands on an oven-safe skillet, you have got to make it happen. Being able to sear your meat on the stove, whip up the sauce in the same pan, and then transfer the whole thing straight into the oven is nothing short of magic.

Incredibly flavorful Honey Lime Garlic Chicken is pan-seared for a crispy outside and baked for a juicy, tender center. One pan, ready in 30 minutes, you can't go wrong with this easy dinner recipe! 

 Should I use chicken thighs or chicken breasts for this Honey Lime Garlic Chicken recipe?

Entirely up to you! This recipe is very versatile, you can use boneless chicken breasts, boneless chicken thighs, or even bone-in chicken thighs with skin on or off. You’ll need four chicken breasts or up to eight chicken thighs, depending on the size.

Do I need a cast-iron skillet for this recipe?

Not necessarily. Using a cast-iron skillet allows you to brown your chicken on the stove, as well as whip up the sauce/glaze for the chicken in the same pan, then transfer all of it straight into the oven without needing to dirty another dish. If you don’t have an oven-safe skillet yet, you can use any regular stove pan to brown the chicken and make the sauce, then simply transfer it into a casserole/baking dish before you put it in the oven.

Incredibly flavorful Honey Lime Garlic Chicken is pan-seared for a crispy outside and baked for a juicy, tender center. One pan, ready in 30 minutes, you can't go wrong with this easy dinner recipe! 

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Honey Lime Garlic Chicken

Incredibly flavorful Honey Lime Garlic Chicken is pan-seared for a crispy outside and baked for a juicy, tender center. One pan, ready in 30 minutes, you can't go wrong with this easy dinner recipe! 
4.7 from 30 votes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
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Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts OR 6 large chicken thighs (bone-in or boneless)
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 4 tablespoons butter divided
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • juice of 1 lime about 2 tablespoons
  • chopped cilantro

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees and season chicken with salt and pepper to taste. 
  • In a large skillet over medium heat melt 2 tablespoons butter, add honey and juice from 1/2 of a lime, stir and bring to a boil. Add chicken and cook for 2-3 minutes on each side until browned. Transfer chicken to a plate. 
  • Add remaining 2 tablespoons butter, garlic, and remaining lime juice to the pan and stir until melted bubbling. Transfer chicken back to the pan and spoon sauce from the pan over each piece of chicken. 
  • Transfer skillet to oven and bake for 15-20 minutes until cooked through. Add lime slices and chopped cilantro for garnish and serve. 

Notes

Serving suggestion: Serve with steamed white rice and roasted vegetables or a tossed green salad for a complete meal. 

Nutrition

Calories: 189kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 74mg | Sodium: 148mg | Potassium: 455mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 59IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 1mg
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4 stars
Really good flavors and east to cook!

    Thanks for your feedback, Amy!

5 stars
Loved it! Everything was just right. I paired it with white rice and it was delicious. Happened to find the recipe in google and After exploring your site, i love it!

    So glad you enjoyed this recipe!

5 stars
Absolutely incredible. I probably added more garlic and honey than the recipe called for. The butter adds to the richNess of the dish, in the beSt way. Recommend serving over jasmine rice with roasted bRusselS sprouts on the side.

    Thank you for your feedback!

5 stars
This recipe is perfect for students too. Quick, easy and tasty.

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