Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Chicken with Lime Butter

Here is what was for dinner tonight:

Chicken with Lime Butter
3 boneless chicken breasts (I flattened them out to help then cook evenly)
3 tablespoons olive oil
juice of 1 lime
6 tablespoons of butter
1 tablespoon minced chives (I used dried, this is what I had on hand)
1/2 teaspoon dried dill weed
Season chicken with salt and pepper.  In a large pan heat oil over medium heat.  Add chicken breasts and cook until lightly browned on both sides. Cover and reduce heat to low, cook for about 10 minutes.  Remove chicken to a platter, keep warm.  Discard any residual oil and wipe pan.  Add lime juice and cook over low heat until bubbly.  Add butter, stirring until butter becomes opaque and sauce thickens. Stir in chives and dill.  Spoon over chicken and serve.

I also made couscous.  Take 1 cup of water bring to boil; stir in couscous.  Cover, remove from heat and let stand for 5 minutes.  I added some fresh grated lime zest to the couscous when it was covered.  It added a touch of flavor to the couscous.

Also had some cooked frozen spinach.