POULTRY RECIPES

BASIL LIME CHICKEN

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

Ingredients:

  • 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

Directions:

  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.

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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.