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Chicken in Lime Butter Recipe

Chicken in Lime Butter Recipe

"A few ordinary, on-hand ingredients make this moist and tender chicken something really extraordinary! The flavor added by the rich, buttery sauce with a splash of lime juice is unmatched. It’s been a hands-down winner at our house for 20 some years," says Denise Segura of Draper, Utah.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min. YIELD:4 servings


  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each)
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon dill weed
  • 1/4 teaspoon minced chives


  • 1. Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper. In a large skillet, cook chicken in oil over medium heat for 5-7 minutes on each side or until a meat thermometer reaches 170°; drain. Remove and keep warm.
  • 2. Add butter and lime juice to the skillet; cook and stir until butter is melted. Stir in dill and chives. Drizzle over chicken. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 192 calories, 19g fat (8g saturated fat), 46mg cholesterol, 203mg sodium, trace carbohydrate (trace sugars, trace fiber), 6g protein

Reviews for Chicken in Lime Butter

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Reviewed May. 18, 2015

"Fast and easy recipe for chicken. It was good, but I couldn't taste the lime in the sauce. Next time I will add more."

Reviewed Jan. 16, 2015

"Delicious and super fast and easy! I served this with rice pilaf and green beans."

Reviewed Nov. 30, 2014

"This recipe is great and often asked for by my husband. The only change I make sometimes is that he prefers lemon over lime and I don't always include the chives since they aren't always something I keep on hand at home. Delicious and so easy to make."

Reviewed Sep. 25, 2013

"Delicious and easy! My favorite chicken recipe!"

Reviewed Jul. 8, 2013

"In the mood for 'crisp' so pounded the chicken, then dipped in Egg Beaters followed by panko crumbs with garlic & herb seasoning prior to cooking. My husband loves all things saucy, so added some white wine to the sauce ingredients to make it go further. A big hit!"

Reviewed May. 24, 2012

"I really like the flavor of this chicken."

Reviewed Feb. 19, 2012

"Hubby made this recipe for dinner tonight. Chicken was so tender and with the sauce nice and moist. So much flavor. This one is indeed a keeper!!!"

Reviewed Oct. 18, 2011

"I have made this recipe several times. My Grandma, who is a real critic when it comes to food, really enjoys this dish whenever I prepare it for her."

Reviewed Aug. 22, 2011

"This is very delicious, quick and easy. I made it with chicken tenders, and used olive oil to cook the chicken. When making the lime butter, I used only a couple tablespoons of butter. I think 1 Tblsp. might even be enough. I didn't notice how small the amount of chives was and had already cut a handful of chives from my garden, so used them all. It didn't seem to hurt the recipe any to greatly increase the chives!"

Reviewed Jul. 14, 2011

"I didn't have canola oil so I substituted vegetable oil. This is now one of my favorite, easy recipes!"

Reviewed Feb. 18, 2010

"One of my family's favorite meals. It's very quick and easy to make too!"

Reviewed Feb. 2, 2010

"What a great flavor! I use hawaiian sea salt and Costco's pepper to season the chicken and the kids eat it that way, and then my husband and I use the lime butter on top after slicing our chicken to let it soak in. I've made this twice in the past month and it's so good and so easy! I drain the pan after cooking the chicken before making the sauce."

Reviewed Apr. 28, 2009

"Good recipe, but I would recomend cutting the amount of butter to a couple tablespoons. Otherwise it is swimming in butter."

Reviewed Mar. 22, 2009 Edited Oct. 18, 2011

"I made this the other night and shared some with my Grandma. Now, my Grandma is very particular and rarely gives me a compliment when it comes to my cooking....but this recipe she loved! I'll be sure to make this one again!"

Reviewed Sep. 11, 2008

"I love this recipe. It is so easy and wonderfully delicious. Although the dill adds a special flavor, it's still very good without it."

Reviewed Jan. 25, 2008

"This was delicious! I make a little more of the butter sauce than called for."

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