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Honey Lime Chicken

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Life Made Sweeter put this recipe on their blog and I really thought I might like to try it.

THANK YOU Life made sweeter! This recipe is AHHHMAZING. Hashimoto’s has caused so many health issues for me and caused me to put on a ton of weight since I had my son. I have been seeing a nutritionist to get myself back in working order so to speak. I’ve lost a little bit, but it really takes time. I like that I’m not restricted and can eat out or have a soda if I choose to. Honestly, I don’t drink any soda really. Every once in a while I do, but it keeps me up all night if I drink them now. I used to drink nothing but soda. Now things are different, but I’m still struggling with certain areas of my journey. I’ll get there, but it feels like it’s taking an eternity. I find it a huge struggle when we’re running to appointments, or driving 3 hours just to get to an appointment. I need to step my game up. In the last year I’ve taken care of everyone else, I really need to focus on me for just a short period…I just need to feel good again!

1 lb chicken breasts

salt and black pepper to taste

3 Tablespoons low sodium soy sauce

2 Tablespoons fresh lime juice 1 lime

1/3 cup honey

2 teaspoons sesame oil

1/2 Tablespoon finely chopped cilantro

 

Seasonings:

1-1/2 teaspoons salt

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

1/2 teaspoon black pepper

1/2 teaspoon chili powder leave out if sensitive to spice

1/2 teaspoon cumin

1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika

Preheat the oven to 400ºF. Spray a large sturdy baking sheet with cooking spray or for easier clean-up, line with parchment paper or heavy-duty foil.

Place the chicken on the prepared baking sheet. Season with salt and black pepper to taste.

In a small bowl, combine the soy sauce, lime juice, honey, sesame oil, and cilantro together. Drizzle 1/3 of the sauce over the chicken.

Bake for 20 minutes. Meanwhile, combine the seasonings in a small bowl and set aside.

After 20 minutes, remove baking pan from the oven, flip the chicken. Sprinkle the chicken with seasonings and drizzle sauce over chicken (reserve 1 teaspoon for the end).

Return the oven back to the pan and bake for another 10-15 minutes, or once the chicken is cooked through and has reached an internal temperature of 165ºF.
Drizzle the chicken with additional sauce and turn the oven to broil for 1-2 minutes, until the chicken has a nice brown color (watch closely so the chicken does not burn).
Sprinkle with chopped cilantro or parsley, if desired and serve hot.
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