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Hot Seared Chicken

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  • 10 min prep time
  • 20 min total time
  • 7 ingredients
  • 4 servings
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A hearty dinner ready in 20 minutes. Enjoy this skillet made delicious chicken recipe – a flavorful meal.

Ingredients

4
boneless, skinless chicken breast halves (about 1 1/4 pounds)
1
tablespoon lime juice
1 1/2
teaspoons blackened seasoning mixture or jerk seasoning (dry)
1/8
teaspoon ground cumin
2
teaspoons margarine
1/4
cup water
Hot cooked couscous, if desired

Steps

  • 1 Remove fat from chicken. Mix 1 1/2 teaspoons of the lime juice, the seasoning mixture and cumin. Rub mixture evenly over both sides of chicken.
  • 2 Spray 10-inch nonstick skillet with cooking spray; heat over medium-high heat. Melt margarine in skillet. Cook chicken in margarine about 8 minutes, turning once, until chicken is no longer pink when centers of thickest pieces are cut. Remove chicken from skillet; keep warm.
  • 3 Add remaining 1 1/2 teaspoons lime juice and the water to drippings in skillet. Heat to boiling. Boil and stir about 45 seconds or until liquid is reduced to about 2 tablespoons. Spoon sauce over chicken. Serve with couscous.
  • 1 Remove fat from chicken. Mix 1 1/2 teaspoons of the lime juice, the seasoning mixture and cumin. Rub mixture evenly over both sides of chicken.
  • 2 Spray 10-inch nonstick skillet with cooking spray; heat over medium-high heat. Melt margarine in skillet. Cook chicken in margarine about 8 minutes, turning once, until chicken is no longer pink when centers of thickest pieces are cut. Remove chicken from skillet; keep warm.
  • 3 Add remaining 1 1/2 teaspoons lime juice and the water to drippings in skillet. Heat to boiling. Boil and stir about 45 seconds or until liquid is reduced to about 2 tablespoons. Spoon sauce over chicken. Serve with couscous.

Expert Tips

Cumin plays a double role in this dish. Not only does it offer a spicy bite of its own, it also highlights all of the other delicious flavors in this quick-to-fix meal.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
165
Calories from Fat
55
% Daily Value
Total Fat
6g
6%
Saturated Fat
1g
1%
Cholesterol
75mg
75%
Sodium
90mg
90%
Total Carbohydrate
1g
1%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Protein
27g
27%
% Daily Value*:
Iron
6%
6%
Exchanges:
4 Very Lean Meat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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