Chicken Breasts with Lime Sauce

Chicken Breasts with Lime Sauce


"Thin, breaded chicken breasts topped with a flavorful lime-butter sauce. Pounding the breasts doesn't take long and the resulting tender chicken is worth it."


30 m servings 455 cals
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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  • Calories:
  • 455 kcal
  • 23%
  • Fat:
  • 30 g
  • 46%
  • Carbs:
  • 15.3g
  • 5%
  • Protein:
  • 30.7 g
  • 61%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 164 mg
  • 55%
  • Sodium:
  • 335 mg
  • 13%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Coat chicken breasts with egg, and dip in bread crumbs. Place on a wire rack, and allow to dry for about 10 minutes.
  2. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Place chicken into the skillet, and fry for 3 to 5 minutes on each side. Remove to a platter, and keep warm.
  3. Drain grease from the skillet, and squeeze in lime juice. Cook over low heat until it boils. Add butter, and stir until melted. Season with chives and dill. Spoon sauce over chicken, and serve immediately.
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  1. 654 Ratings


This is the original contributor of the recipe (although my handle has changed). I had not used this recipe in years and decided to see if it was still here. I have to say I was rather shocked a...

I made this last night--it was a huge hit at my house. The sauce is excellent--tangy, zesty, summery, and creamy--it's a refreshing change! Because the breasts are breaded, they soak up the sa...

Delicious, but greasy. After frying the chicken in oil, and then adding a butter sauce this dish was too greasy. However, it tasted great! Next time I'm going to try grilling my chicken and t...

I would give this 5 stars the way I made it. After reading all the reviews, I changed things up a bit. I cooked the chicken as according to the recipe, although I seasoned with pepper before b...

We loved this: Even the kids ate everything. My teen-aged daughter loves chicken piccata and she said she liked this even more. Very easy to prepare. The one change I made was to forego breading...

This was good, but not what I expected. The sauce is basically just butter with some dill and a tiny bit of lime juice. The recipe says (after removing cooked chicken to a platter) to drain gr...

the chicken was excellent, but i've gotta go with queenmab on the sauce - way way WAY too much butter! it overpowered everything, including the lime - which isn't easy to do! i subbed saltine c...

I made this last night for my husband who is not real fond of chicken. Well, he absolutely LOVED this recipe. I had several key limes so used three of them and oh was it good!! I too am watch...

WOW! WHAT A REFRESHING DISH. I prepared our dinner updated for 6 with 4 guests with side dishes of Balsamic Rice. An Orange Mixed Greens salad with Olive Oil and a ginger vinegar salad dressing ...