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RECIPE: Simple Jalapeno Lime Chicken

July 20, 2017

Spicy, citrusy, deep and complex, but also very simple and approachable. Jalapeno with lime is a classic Mexican combination.

This recipe is fun! You can slice the chicken and make fajitas or tacos. Put it on top a bed of crispy lettuce and array of veggies like corn, black beans, tomatoes, tortilla strips and avocado slices for a healthy and hearty salad. There are many ways to enjoy!


  1. Heat a large skillet with olive oil over medium-high heat.
  2. Take your chicken breasts and season the skin side with 1/2 teaspoon of salt, 1/2 teaspoon of cumin and fresh cracked pepper.
  3. Place on the skillet, skin and seasoned side down. Then, season the other side.
  4. Sear the chicken until it's golden brown. It will not be cooked all the way at this point. Take off the heat and set aside.
  5. Then, add the onions and butter. Saute for about 1-2 minutes, until onions have softened. Then add lime juice.
  6. Add the jalapenos and cilantro. Add the chicken back in the pan.
  7. Add the red and Poblano peppers and saute until peppers become tender, but still remaining crunchy. Check that the chicken has cooked all the way through to 165 degrees.
  8. Serve with Mexican rice.


  • 2 bone-in, skin on chicken breasts
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • Fresh cracked pepper
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, or vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup diced onions
  • 1 stick unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup lime juice
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced
  • 1-2 Poblano peppers, sliced
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, sliced

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