Easy Lime Chicken

This Easy Lime Chicken recipe is a perfect weeknight dinner with minimal prep, and lots of great flavor!  This post is sponsored by Just BARE Chicken.

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The school year has officially begun!

Granted, I’m not in school, nor do I have kiddos in school.  But for the past 8 years, I have taught music lessons to a handful of kids on Monday evenings.  And boy oh boy, they were overflowing with stories to share this week!  I heard about everything from getting the “cool” 5th grade teacher, to strategies on learning new locker combinations, to singing auditions in front of the entire choir class, to starry-eyed news about a first boyfriend, and on and on.

Somewhere in these lessons, I promise we find time for the music.  But I always get so excited hearing them get so excited about a new school year!  It almost makes me want to relive high school myself.  Almost.  Ok, actually, nope.  Not at all.  :)

But still, now that their school year is off and running, I know from their parents and friends and my art-teacher sister that schedules kick into high gear with homework and after-school activities galore.  So today I’m sharing one of my favorite quick, easy, healthy, and oh-so-tasty dinner recipes — Easy Lime Chicken!

Easy Lime Chicken Recipe | gimmesomeoven.com

I actually recently was connected with the folks at Just Bare BARE® Chicken, which was awesome since I have purchased and loved their chicken from my local grocery store for years and years!

As you might be able to guess by their name, they are all about keeping things simple in life with their chicken.  They use no added hormones (ever!), no antibiotics, the chickens are vegetable and grain fed, and I recently discovered their trace your chicken codes on packaging so that you can look up the farmers online.  I have recommended the brand to friends for years, so it’s fun to be sharing about them now on the blog!

Without a doubt, I buy their chicken breasts more than anything.  (Which they now sell in the freezer section in these pretty nifty family packs!)  But in recent years, I’ve become a big fan of cooking with chicken thighs and all of that extra flavor that comes with dark meat.  And one of my favorite recipes to make with baked chicken thighs is this Easy Lime Chicken recipe.

Basically, it’s all of the goodness of lemon chicken, except made with limes!  All you need to do is marinate some chicken in seasoned fresh lime juice (you can use thighs, breasts, legs, you name it!), and then bake it up in the oven until it reaches crispy, juicy perfection.  You’re welcome to add in some tequila or extra chili seasoning if you’d like.  But I love this plain and simple, served up with some veggies and quinoa (or rice).  Definitely a perfect back-to-school dinner idea that the whole family will love!

For more great chicken recipes, feel free to check out Just BARE Chicken’s site at www.justbarechicken.com.  And of course, you can always type in chicken in the search box on this site to find all sorts of other great chicken recipes.  Enjoy!

Easy Lime Chicken Recipe | gimmesomeoven.com

Easy Lime Chicken

This easy lime chicken takes a small amount of time to prepare, but is BIG on great flavor!

Ingredients:

2 lbs. Just Bare chicken thighs (boneless or bone-in -- or you can also subsitute chicken breasts or legs)
1/2 cup freshly-squeezed lime juice
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 Tbsp. worchestershire sauce
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. black pepper
2 Tbsp. melted butter
zest of two limes
1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
additional lime wedges (for garnish)

Directions:

Add chicken thighs, lime juice, garlic, worchestershire sauce, salt and pepper to a large ziplock bag. Seal and toss to combine ingredients until the chicken is evenly coated. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes or up to 8 hours.

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F and grease a baking dish with cooking spray. Remove chicken from bag with a slotted spoon, reserving the marinade, and arrange in a single layer in the baking dish. Brush chicken with melted butter, and season with additional salt and pepper if desired. Bake for about 20 minutes, the remove and brush chicken with the reserved marinade. Bake for an additional 20-30 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through and the juices run clear. (Baking times may shift for different types of chicken.) Remove and sprinkle chicken with lime zest and fresh cilantro.

Serve over rice or quinoa garnished with lime wedges.

If you make this recipe, be sure to snap a photo and hashtag it #gimmesomeoven. I'd love to see what you cook!

Easy Lime Chicken Recipe | gimmesomeoven.com

Disclaimer: This is a compensated post from Just Bare BARE® Chicken. I have purchased and loved this brand for years, and all opinions are 100% my own as always. You can learn more about  Just BARE® Chickenon Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, or  their  website www.justbarechicken.com.

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  1. Tieghan — August 27, 2013 @ 6:53 am (#)

    Mmm! Lime chicken? Yes, please!! I love these flavors and I love how easy it is. It really is the perfect meal for school nights!

    • Hayley — September 13, 2013 @ 12:01 pm (#)

      Think this would work without the Worcestershire? I’m doing a whole30 challenge and can’t use it.

  2. Madison — August 27, 2013 @ 9:32 am (#)

    This looks like a great, easy, healthy weeknight meal. Cannot wait to give it a try!

  3. marcie@flavorthemoments — August 27, 2013 @ 10:31 am (#)

    This sounds fresh and delicious with all of that lime flavor!

  4. Laura (Tutti Dolci) — August 27, 2013 @ 10:48 am (#)

    This looks so good, love the lime + cilantro!

  5. Melissa @ My Recent Favorite books — August 27, 2013 @ 10:56 am (#)

    I love chicken recipes, this looks yummy! =)

  6. Emily @ Life on Food — August 27, 2013 @ 11:26 am (#)

    Looks delicious! I just made something similar but it had honey in it so I am sure a bit sweeter than your version. Will have to try this one soon. You can never have enough chicken recipes for dinner.

  7. Cathy Pollak ~ Noble Pig — August 27, 2013 @ 11:41 am (#)

    So…I have a freezer full of thighs and a fridge full of limes, just made a Costco run and I am stocked. Chicken and lime are like the perfect combo and I think you just rock at Food Styling, so pretty as always!

  8. Monique @ Ambitious Kitchen — August 27, 2013 @ 12:29 pm (#)

    YES pinning! :)

  9. Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch — August 27, 2013 @ 12:43 pm (#)

    This lime chicken looks amazing!!! Must try it!!!

  10. Ruthy @ Omeletta — August 27, 2013 @ 2:17 pm (#)

    This looks great! I pretty much only cook with chicken thighs anymore- and I haven’t heard of Just Bare Chicken; must check out if they sell within the NYC area, because I’m super down with all natural chicken. I love cooking with limes over lemons, as well- I read in Bon Appetit recently that “lime is the new salt” and I def agree!

  11. Rachel — August 27, 2013 @ 2:34 pm (#)

    This looks fantastic. And so simple! Definitely adding to my recipe roster.

  12. Marie @ Little Kitchie — August 27, 2013 @ 5:14 pm (#)

    As a 5th grade teacher myself, I appreciate recipes like this for the new school year! Sounds delicious!

  13. Sues — August 27, 2013 @ 8:04 pm (#)

    I took piano lessons my whole childhood through high school and I always remember my high school teacher basically acting as my therapist and listening to me talk. Then in the last 10 minutes we’d say “oops, guess we should play some piano!” :)

    This chicken is beautiful and sounds super delicious!

  14. Sommer @ ASpicyPerspective — August 28, 2013 @ 9:20 am (#)

    Ali, this looks wonderful! Love the lime flavor instead of the traditional lemon. It’s going on my menu planner right away!! :)

  15. Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet — August 28, 2013 @ 9:43 am (#)

    I always looks for ways to jazz up a chicken dish. And if it has “easy” in the name – I am in!

  16. Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain — August 28, 2013 @ 3:27 pm (#)

    I love the simplicity! Chicken and lime are my absolute favs!

  17. Marie @ Not Enough Cinnamon.com — August 28, 2013 @ 8:09 pm (#)

    I’m all about quick and easy meals that you can bring to the table in no time and this recipe looks like the perfect deal for that! I love the addition of worchestershire sauce to the mix, I bet it’s super tasty! Definitely pinning this recipe ;)

  18. Des — August 29, 2013 @ 3:12 pm (#)

    I keep hearing about this Just Bare Chicken. I need to get my hands on some. This looks gorgeous Ali!

  19. Nutmeg Nanny — September 5, 2013 @ 4:40 pm (#)

    Oh this looks fantastic, I can already taste it :) so perfect!

  20. Tina Manning — November 6, 2013 @ 7:25 pm (#)

    Made this for dinner tonight. It was amazing!

  21. Kay — November 25, 2013 @ 12:30 pm (#)

    Making this for dinner tonight. It sounds delicious!

  22. Viviana — June 24, 2014 @ 6:08 pm (#)

    I made this on the stovetop today with chicken breast and the flavors we’re amazing.

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