4 servings (serving size: 1 chicken breast half and 2 tablespoons 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.

How to Make It

Step 1

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.

Step 2

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.

Step 3

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

Step 4

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.

Chef's Notes

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Ratings & Reviews

rhm118's Review

April 29, 2014
really delicious!

bluesleepy's Review

September 17, 2013

Belanos's Review

August 03, 2013
Delicious, easy and pretty quick. The sauce was really nice; neither the mustard nor the lime juice dominated. The only change I made was in using whole-grain Dijon instead of plain, as that's what I had on hand; plain Dijon would probably be a better choice, aesthetically speaking. Served with sautéed sugar snap peas and red bell pepper over red rice.

sarahw30's Review

June 12, 2013
6.10.12 - grilled some chicken & Mahi Mahi then whipped this up in a little sauté. DELISH! So fast and easy but brilliant flavor! Eszter scarfed up the chicken! Definitely a keeper.

barbi3142's Review

January 22, 2013
Quick tasty week night recipe.

linnylouise's Review

April 04, 2012
My husband gave this recipe 4 3/4 star. Very good, I agree that if you are making this for 4 people you might want to double the sauce. The sauce was yummy!

Katypete's Review

March 20, 2012
Not so good

Beatriceroscoe's Review

August 05, 2011
It was not as good as I expected it to be. My hubby didn't like the lime sauce :(

ChefAmandaLynn's Review

April 19, 2011
I liked the flavor of this sauce, my only advice is to double the sauce, or in my case I just made half the chicken breasts since I was only serving 2. Served with the potatos featured with it.

luvgoodfood's Review

July 11, 2010
Very simple! And so good! The sauce is so smooth and silky, not too sweet, not too tangy... I would just add a bit of lime zest next time to see how much punch that gives it. But I am planning on making this for my next dinner party!