Chicken in Lime Butter Recipe
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Chicken in Lime Butter Recipe

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"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.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 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

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 192 calories, 19g fat (8g saturated fat), 46mg cholesterol, 203mg sodium, 0 carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 6g protein.


  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.
Originally published as Chicken in Lime Butter in Simple & Delicious September/October 2006, p33

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jetluvs2cook User ID: 1675049 261177
Reviewed Feb. 12, 2017

"Very good recipe!! I used cilantro instead of the dill and chives. Very versatile recipe! Use whatever fresh herbs you have on hand!

*tip* add the lime juice at the end and the lime flavor will be stronger!"

RJW88 User ID: 6860232 259891
Reviewed Jan. 18, 2017

"We love it. Kid friendly. easy to make. One of our favorite chicken recipes."

PageRD User ID: 5881442 249886
Reviewed Jun. 29, 2016

"This is a fast and easy recipe for a weeknight meal. I felt it was a little bland so I will add more lime and chives next time and maybe a spice blend to the chicken rather than just salt and pepper."

lmmanda User ID: 1101093 226533
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."

katlaydee3 User ID: 3741999 217959
Reviewed Jan. 16, 2015

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

jancan2 User ID: 1452412 92639
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."

kmonster User ID: 6670431 65152
Reviewed Sep. 25, 2013

"Delicious and easy! My favorite chicken recipe!"

RLSM User ID: 5781736 93165
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!"

cookingqueen493 User ID: 6557105 92606
Reviewed May. 24, 2012

"I really like the flavor of this chicken."

grammycj User ID: 5463116 159276
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!!!"

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