Chili Lime Chicken


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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 2
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 346.9
  • Total Fat: 7.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 60.6 mg
  • Sodium: 715.6 mg
  • Total Carbs: 41.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 6.8 g
  • Protein: 31.2 g

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This recipe is great at a BBQ as well! This recipe is great at a BBQ as well!
Number of Servings: 2


    2-6 oz boneless, skinless chicken breast
    4 oz chicken broth
    2 tsp garlic powder
    2 tsp chili powder
    1-2 limes, freshly squeezed
    1 plum tomato
    3 tbsp fresh cilantro
    A dash of garlic powder and chili powder
    5 tbsp chopped onion
    1 lime freshly squeezed
    1 cup brown rice (cook as directed on packaging)
    1 medium stalk of broccoli steamed
    1 oz blue cheese


Take a zipper storage bag big enough for the chicken, chicken broth, lime, chili powder and garlic powder.
Mix the spices, lime juice and the chicken broth together, add the chicken and let sit for 1-2 hours.
When it is done you can either BBQ it or bake it. While the chicken is cooking start your rice.
Prepare the broccoli to steam.
Start on the fresh salsa, dice the tomato, add chopped onion and cilantro, and dash of chili powder and garlic powder and lime juice, I add a bit of red chili flakes to give it a spicey bite!
Start your broccoli steaming about 10 minutes before the chicken is done.
When everything is ready, start the plating with 1/2 cup of rice, lay your chicken over the top of the rice, put half of the blue cheese on the chicken and top with the fresh salsa. (For an extra boost I use some of the juice from the baked chicken, if you BBQ the chicken just bring some of the marinade to a boil for about a minute then pour over your chicken and rice.)
Do not forget your broccoli.
Because the flavor of limes is sometimes overpowering , be sure to taste the maranade after adding some of the lime juice, that way you do not add too much and and overpower the marinade.

Number of Servings: 2

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user DAREETOES.


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    It is worth trying but I didn't like the flavor. It sounded really good and you might like it but it wasn't for me.

    It was really easy to do and quick. - 8/12/08

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  • This was very good. I too switched things up, but overall it was great! Thanks. - 8/4/08

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  • I added some green chilies, fresh garlic, and pineapple to the salsa. I made extra chicken and will use another day in enchiladas! - 8/1/08

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  • Everyone LOVED this...except for the blue cheese. I used another white cheese I had on had. It was fab! - 8/1/08

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  • I'm making it now to marinate while gone to town! Sounds yummy - 8/1/08

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  • This sounds DE-LISH! - 8/1/08

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  • Will be making this for our next BBQ. Thanks. - 8/1/08

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  • I liked how you made the entire meal plan, not just the chicken. Great! - 8/1/08

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  • EXCELLENT DISH!! - 8/1/08

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  • very flavorful and easy! I added a garnish of extra chilies and my guests were very pleased. - 1/9/08

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  • I made this recipe without the blue cheese (my husband is picky) and it was very good! I loved the fresh salsa. I might try using fresh garlic next time. - 1/6/08

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  • We had this for dinner last night.It was very tasty! Husband and son loved it.I like blue cheese, but don't feel like it added anything to this dish, however, my husband was ecstatic about it.I also left out the cilantro, because we are not fans of it; I added a little green pepper to the salsa. - 1/3/08

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  • I marinated mine a little longer than an hour and baked it for 25 minutes at 350 degrees. Fantastic! My fiance asked me to make it again! I served mine over Trader Joe's Thai Lime rice instead of brown and used feta cheese instead of blue... amazing! - 12/6/07

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  • This is very good and easy to make. I love it and am planning on making it often. - 12/4/07

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  • Absolutely delicious! After the first bite my boyfriend already requested I make again! - 12/2/07

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  • Really, really yummy! Warning: if you don't love blue cheese, leave it off! The lime and chili powder combine to make the blue cheese flavor really stand out. - 11/14/07

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  • Gonna give it another try but it was kinda it didn't take on the marinade... - 6/27/07

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  • Absolutely delicious! Thank you. I also used fresh garlic in both the chicken and the salsa and fresh chili and mango in the salsa. I omitted the blue cheese and added a dash of spicy mango sauce on top of the chicken. Plus I added chokoes and green beans to the brocolli. Even my kids ate it!! - 4/26/07

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  • see my comments... - 3/29/07

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  • I used fresh garlic, crushed in the marinade, substituted chopped parsley, cliantro and grated lemon rind instead of blue cheese and used some fresh pineapple and chopped red chilli in with the salsa. great idea thank you - 3/22/07

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  • I made this and added mango to the salsa as well as spiced it up a bit more with cumin and chopped garlic instead of garlic powder. It was a big hit! - 3/21/07

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