Baked Mustard-Lime Chicken

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Baked Mustard-Lime Chicken
Elana Amsterdam

Chicken Breast

I'm always on the lookout for quick and easy recipes for chicken breast, so I was mighty happy when a reader left this comment on my post for grilled Mustard-Lime Chicken:

Fantastic chicken! Our son was just diagnosed with celiac disease about one month ago, and I have to tell you that your recipes have been such a help. We all loved the chicken, and I ended up baking it at 350 until it was cooked (25-30 minutes) since it rained the day I made it and couldn't use the grill — flavor was still excellent! Thank you!

-Ana

This recipe for chicken breast is full of flavorful lime and cilantro, and when you bake it (rather than grilling) the flavors have a chance to entirely infuse the dish. Thanks for this excellent suggestion Ana!

I don't know if your children will like this easy chicken dish; I can tell you that mine gobble it up every time I make it. If you're looking for healthy recipes for dinner, look no further, this chicken is it.

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4
Servings
190
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1/2 Cup fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 Cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1/4 Cup Dijon mustard
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 Tablespoon chili powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 Teaspoon pepper
  • 1 Pound skinless boneless chicken breast

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Combine the lime juice, cilantro, mustard, olive oil, chili powder, salt, and pepper in a food processor and pulse until ingredients are well combined.

Rinse the chicken breasts, pat dry, and place in a 7-by-11-inch Pyrex baking dish. Pour the marinade over the chicken, cover, and refrigerate for at least 15 minutes or up to 6 hours.

Bake in the oven for 18-20 minutes uncovered, or until an instant-read thermometer reaches 165 degrees. Serve with the extra sauce spooned on top.

Mustard Shopping Tip

Spices and dried herbs have a shelf life too, and lose potency over time. The rule of thumb is, if your spices are over two years old, it's time to buy some new ones.

Mustard Cooking Tip

Toasting whole spices before using them intensifies their aroma and flavor.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
7g
11%
Sugar
0.8g
N/A
Saturated Fat
1g
6%
Cholesterol
83mg
28%
Protein
27g
53%
Carbs
5g
2%
Vitamin A
46µg
5%
Vitamin B12
0.2µg
4%
Vitamin B6
1mg
49.4%
Vitamin C
10mg
16%
Vitamin D
1IU
N/A
Vitamin E
2mg
10%
Vitamin K
12µg
14%
Calcium
29mg
3%
Fiber
2g
6%
Folate (food)
16µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
16µg
4%
Iron
1mg
6%
Magnesium
46mg
11%
Monounsaturated
4g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
11mg
56%
Phosphorus
270mg
39%
Polyunsaturated
1g
N/A
Potassium
492mg
14%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.2mg
14%
Sodium
388mg
16%
Thiamin (B1)
0.1mg
9.9%
Zinc
1mg
6.6%

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