Basil Lime Chicken
Holly Clegg
Written by Holly Clegg

Holly Clegg’s Eating Well to Fight Arthritis

Two key ingredients, lime and basil, liven up chicken for a fresh flavor.

Makes 8 servings


  • 1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon low sodium soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic, divided
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 2 teaspoons dried basil leaves


  1. In large resealable plastic bag, combine 1/4 cup lime juice, 1 tablespoon olive oil, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, soy sauce, 1 teaspoon minced garlic, salt and pepper and chicken. Marinate one hour or longer.
  2. Grill or broil chicken in oven 5-7 minutes on each side (discard marinade).
  3. Meanwhile, combine remaining 1 tablespoon lime juice, 2 tablespoons olive oil, 1 teaspoon garlic, and basil; mixing well. Slice chicken and pour sauce over.

Nutritional information per serving:

Calories 171, Calories from Fat 36%, Fat 7g, Saturated Fat 1g, Cholesterol 73mg, Sodium 299mg,

Carbohydrates 2g, Dietary Fiber 0g, Total Sugars 1g, Protein 25g, Dietary Exchanges: 3 lean meat

Terrific Tip: If have fresh basil, this is a great time to use it.

Nutritional Nugget: Limes are a good source of vitamin C, with each lime providing almost one- third the recommended daily value. Vitamin C is a natural antioxidant that reduces inflammation.


About the author

Holly Clegg

Holly Clegg

With over 1 million cookbooks sold, Holly Clegg has become a healthy culinary expert on practical easy, healthy recipes through her best-selling trim&TERRIFIC® cookbook series, including the more health focused cookbooks, Diabetic Cooking with the ADA, Eating Well Through Cancer and Eating Well to Fight Arthritis.