Thursday, August 2, 2007

Spicy Garlic Lime Chicken

We were going to do smothered pork chops tonight, but DH informed me that we're having bacon-wrapped pork chops tomorrow, so I threw together the garlic, lime chicken at the last minute. I really liked it! I didn't find it spicy at all, though. Loved the limeyness! I decided to make zucchini instead of broccoli and I served it on the side b/c I didn't think DH would like it. I just roasted it it in some balsalmic vinagrette.
Spicy Garlic Lime Pasta (Source: Amber's Delectable Delights)
1 cup chicken broth
1.5 tbls lime juice
1 tbls corn starch
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
1/4 tsp paprika
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp onion powder
1/4 tsp dried thyme
1/4 tsp dried parsley
2 boneless skinless chicken breasts (cut into bite size pieces)
1 tbls butter
Few drizzles of olive oil
8 oz pasta
1-2 cups broccoli florets
Optional - Parmesan cheese for topping

1) Bring pot of salted water to a boil. Cook pasta according to package directions. During the last 5 minutes of pasta cook time add the broccoli into the boiling water. Drain. 2) Mix together all the sauce ingredients (chicken broth through parsley) and set aside.3) Meanwhile, heat butter and olive oil in saucepan over medium heat. Add bite size chicken pieces into heated pan. Cook chicken until no longer pink. Pour the sauce ingredients into the pan with the chicken and bring to a simmer. Let simmer until chicken is cooked through and sauce has thickened. 4) Toss cooked broccoli and pasta with the chicken and sauce. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese if desired and serve.


Carrie said...

This is going on my menu for next week, it looks awesome!

JennDZ - The Leftover Queen said...

This sounds delicious! I love lime and garlic!

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