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Chicken with Lime Sauce

This silky lime sauce coats the chicken with rich, tangy flavor. Substitute lemon if you don't have a lime on hand. For a splash of color, garnish with chopped parsley or chives.

Cooking Light APRIL 2006

  • Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 1 chicken breast half and 2 tablespoons sauce)

Ingredients

  • 4 (6-ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • Cooking spray
  • 3/4 cup fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons lime juice, divided
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon butter

Preparation

Place each chicken breast half between 2 sheets of heavy-duty plastic wrap; pound to 1/4-inch thickness using a meat mallet or small heavy skillet. Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper.

Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat. Add chicken; cook 4 minutes on each side or until browned. Remove from pan; keep warm.

Add chicken broth, sugar, 2 tablespoons juice, and mustard to pan; cook over medium heat, scraping pan to loosen browned bits.

Combine water and cornstarch in a small bowl. Add cornstarch mixture to pan; stir well with a whisk. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat; cook 1 minute or until sauce thickens slightly. Whisk in remaining 1 tablespoon lime juice and butter, stirring until butter melts. Return chicken to pan; simmer 2 minutes or until chicken is thoroughly heated.

Note:

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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 260
  • Calories from fat: 26%
  • Fat: 7.5g
  • Saturated fat: 2.7g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 3.1g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.8g
  • Protein: 40.7g
  • Carbohydrate: 5.4g
  • Fiber: 0.1g
  • Cholesterol: 106mg
  • Iron: 1.8mg
  • Sodium: 382mg
  • Calcium: 32mg
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