Friday, January 4, 2013

Lime Mustard Chicken

Making candied citrus peels has quickly become a Christmas tradition. It's kind of a two for one deal. I get to made candy out of the peels then find tasty uses for the leftover fruit. I used the orange to make spiced cranberry juice. And I used the limes to make this chicken.

Kind of forgot to take a picture until the chicken was almost gone!
4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
1/2 cup lime juice
1/4 cup honey mustard
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 tablespoons chili powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Combine the lime juice, mustard, olive oil, chili powder, salt, pepper in a 7x11 baking dish. Marinate chicken breasts in the mixture, any where from 15 minutes to overnight. 

Bake for 40 minutes or until the chicken is thoroughly cooked and juices run clear.

I acutally made this back in early December for my future father-in-law's birthday (along with a decadant chocolate birthday cake). Though the flavors were more summery than wintery, it was a huge success. And sometimes you just need that hint of summer when it's snowing and below freezing outside.