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Quick Braised Lime Chicken

by Christina Cherrier – Updated May 29, 2020
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Quick Braised Lime Chicken
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Quick braised Lime Chicken — A hearty and deliciously nutritious dinner that’s ready in 30 minutes. Chicken legs are simmered in a zesty chili lime sauce that will make your tastebuds jump of happiness. Cook some rice or bulgur to eat with this and soak up all the fragrant juices.

Braised Lime Chicken — A hearty and deliciously nutritious dinner that's ready in 30 minutes.Photo credit: © Eatwell101.com

Ingredients list for the Braised Lime Chicken

  • 1 lb. (450g) chicken legs (drumsticks)
  • Sea salt and fresh cracked pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 clove minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (optional)
  • 1/2 cup (125ml) chicken stock
  • 1/2 cup (125ml) lime juice (3-4 limes)
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • Fresh chopped parsley, for garnish
  • Lime slices, for garnish

Braised Lime Chicken — A hearty and deliciously nutritious dinner that's ready in 30 minutes.Photo credit: © Eatwell101.com

Directions

1. Season chicken legs with salt, pepper and Italian seasoning. Allow to sit in a salad bowl while you’re prepping the other ingredients.

2. Heat a large pan or pot with 1 tablespoon olive oil. Sear chicken legs on all sides until crisp and golden, about 10 minutes.

3. Add garlic and red chili pepper flakes and give a quick stir. Deglaze with chicken stock and lime juice and bring to a gentle boil. Add a tablespoon honey and simmer on medium heat for 15 – 20 minutes, until liquid has reduced and chicken is cooked through.

4. Garnish with chopped parsley and lime slices. Serve immediately over rice or bulgur for soaking up the lemony sauce! Enjoy!

 Braised Lime Chicken — A hearty and deliciously nutritious dinner that's ready in 30 minutes.Photo credit: © Eatwell101.com

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