When supper absolutely positively must be on the table in 20 minutes, what do you turn to? Frozen pizza? Microwave dinners.
Instead, this week turn to lime chicken, fast, tasty and healthful. Add a salad and vegetable, then dig in!
Oven time: 10 minutes
- 1/2 cup honey mustard
- zest from 1 lime
- juice from 1 lime (about 2 tablespoons)
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (each about 4 ounces)
Stir together first five ingredients and spread atop chicken breasts, covering evenly. Broil chicken until cooked through, 3 – 4 minutes for each side.
For the sake of appearance, save some sauce for brushing on after broiling.
Cook til the juices run clear. This will take longer than 10 minutes if the thickest part of the breast is thicker than normal.
This chicken goes particularly well with the salad that's pictured, an Easy Refrigerator Salad with good crunch that's made with frozen vegetables and canned and frozen beans. It's a 'concept recipe', easy to adapt to what's on hand and what sounds good.
This column was first published in print in 2004 but is published online for the first time in 2008.
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Kitchen Parade is written by second-generation food columnist Alanna Kellogg and features fresh, seasonal dishes for every-day healthful eating and occasional indulgences.
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