Easy Ginger Lime Chicken Recipe

Written by on August 27, 2012 in Recipes - 6 Comments

This is an easy and quick recipe I adapted from Weight Watchers.

Ginger Lime Chicken

Ginger Lime Chicken
Recipe Type: entree
Author: www.thesouthernspark.com
Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 10 mins
Total time: 20 mins
Serves: 4
Ginger Lime Chicken is a perfect and quick entree that is excellent served over a salad, rice, cous cous, or on a roll.
Ingredients
  • 1 lb chicken tenderloins or breasts
  • 1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 lime (skin zested and juice)
  • 2 tbsp ginger root, grated
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp chili oil if you like heat, if not 1tbsp garlic or other mild oil if not
  • 2 tbsp minced cilantro or 1/4 cup fresh cilantro
  • 2 tbsp scallions
Instructions
  1. Mix all ingredients except the chicken and scallions in a large bowl.
  2. Immerse chicken into marinade and refrigerate 2-4 hours.
  3. Place oven on Broil setting.
  4. On broiling pan, place chicken and pour marinade over it.
  5. Cook chicken on each side for 4-8 minutes, depending on thickness of meat.
  6. Once finished cooking, serve with diced scallions and desired sides.
Notes

According to Weight Watchers, each serving is 5 points.

 

 

 

 

6 Comments on "Easy Ginger Lime Chicken Recipe"

  1. Liz Holcombe August 27, 2012 at 6:45 pm · Reply

    Definitely will have to try this girl. Sadly, I think I drink all my WW points every weekend. Not hard to do when my beloved vino is 4 points a glass :(

    • Tricia August 27, 2012 at 6:47 pm · Reply

      Liz, I have started drinking vodka sodas. Three points instead of four. It makes a difference when they all add up!

      The good news is that this chicken is actually pretty delicious and filling.

  2. Christin August 28, 2012 at 11:09 am · Reply

    Yay! Another cleanse friendly recipe! I love ginger and lime. As you know I am doing the 10 day cleanse with Zeke. It has pretty much completely gotten rid of my cravings and before the cleanse I was pretty much thinking about food 24 hours a day. Haven’t had sugar in 6 days and I don’t really miss it.
    Best of all, I feel so much better emotionally. Lifting weights has really helped to because then I start to feel strong and when I feel strong I feel powerful, like I can do anything.
    Hang in there Tricia, you are doing great and let me know if you ever want to get together for a glass of ice water ;)

    • Tricia August 28, 2012 at 12:33 pm · Reply

      Thanks, Christin! This really is a good recipe. Simple and so flavorful.

      I think I’m going to have to do the cleanse. Trying to figure out when I can do it that will be easiest. It would be really nice not to obsess over food for a while.

  3. Karen August 28, 2012 at 2:34 pm · Reply

    Here’s one to try – it’s delish and requires limited prep.
    http://www.weightwatchers.com/food/rcp/RecipePage.aspx?recipeid=57621

    • Tricia August 29, 2012 at 4:04 pm · Reply

      Thanks, Karen! So good to see you last night!

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