Easy Honey Lime Garlic Chicken

Incredibly delicious chicken and very simple to make! First, the chicken is pan-seared in a richly flavorful honey lime garlic sauce. Next, it’s baked in the oven with the sauce to create a juicy, tender center. And, ready in 30 minutes! Each serving has 226 calories, 8g fat, and 5 Blue WW Freestyle SmartPoints, and 6 Green.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes


4 boneless skinless chicken breasts (4 ounces each)

Salt and pepper to taste

4 tablespoons reduced-fat butter or Smart Balance Light, divided

3 tablespoons honey

1 tablespoon garlic, minced

¼ cup fresh lime juice, divided (juice from 2-3 limes), divided


1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  

2. Season chicken with a little salt and pepper to taste. In a large nonstick pan, over medium heat melt 2 tablespoons butter. Add honey and 2 tablespoons lime juice. Stir until bubbly. Add chicken and cook for 2-3 minutes on each side until browned. Transfer chicken to a glass or metal baking dish.

4. Add the remaining 2 tablespoons butter, 2 tablespoons lime juice, and garlic. Stir until melted and a little bubbly. Spoon sauce from the pan over each piece of chicken. Use all the sauce.

5. Bake chicken in oven for about 15 minutes until cooked through. Add lime slices and cilantro for garnish, if desired.

Makes 4 servings. Each 1 chicken breast with sauce.

Serving Tips

I love to served this chicken with
Simple and Delicious Roasted Asparagus
and Just Delicious Baked Sweet Potatoes. So yum! 

WW Freestyle SmartPoints
WW SmartPoints 6-Green
WW Points Plus 7

SKINNY FACTS: for 1 chicken breast with sauce
226 calories, 8g fat, 1g sat. fat, 75mg chol, 26g prot, 16g carbs, 0g fiber, 239mg sod, 13g sugar
FACTS: for Freestyle SmartPoints
98 calories, 0g sat fat, 0g protein 13g sugar

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