Boneless chicken breasts get a quick rub then into the oven for just 20 minutes. Enjoy right away or refrigerate or freeze to use in salads, wraps, sandwiches or tacos.
3chicken breastsboneless and skinless
1limecut into thin slices
2Tbspolivecanola or vegetable oil
1/8 - 1/4tspchipotle chili powderoptional, for heat
Freshly ground pepper
Preheat oven to 425F. (Or alternately, preheat BBQ to medium high heat).
Combine rub ingredients in a small bowl. Rub all over chicken breasts and place into a lightly greased cast iron skillet (or other oven or BBQ safe pan). Tuck 5-6 lime slices between the chicken. Allow to stand for 15-20 minutes.
Roast in preheated oven for 20 minutes or until temperature reaches 165F in thickest part of meat. Switch the oven to broil and place skillet about 6-inches from broiler for 3-5 minutes, or until browned. Remove from oven and remove chicken to a cutting board. Let stand at least 5 minutes. Slice and serve warm or wrap up and refrigerate to slice/use later. (For the BBQ, place the cast iron skillet on the BBQ grate, close the BBQ lid and allow to cook for 15-20 minutes. You can finish the chicken quickly directly on the grill for some browning and grill marks, if you like.
When serving, top with a drizzle of fresh lime juice to really brighten the flavours!
Keeps several days in the fridge or you can freeze it, as well!