Made in one pan and ready in 30 minutes, this Honey Lime Garlic Chicken with Pistachios is the perfect easy chicken dinner! Packed with flavour, this Honey Lime Garlic Chicken is just delightful! 
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Honey Lime Garlic Chicken

Made in one pan and ready in 30 minutes, this Honey Lime Garlic Chicken with Pistachios is the perfect easy chicken dinner! Packed with flavour, this Honey Lime Garlic Chicken is just delightful! 
Course Main Course
Cuisine One Pot
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 752kcal
Author Carmy

Ingredients

  • 3 tbsp butter divided into 2 tbsp and 1
  • 2 tbsp lime juice (around 1 lime) divided into 2
  • 2-3 tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 4-5 cloves garlic sliced or left whole
  • 8 chicken thighs
  • pistachios optional

Instructions

  • Heat oven to 375 degrees
  • In a large cast iron skillet over medium heat melt 2 tablespoons butter, add half the juice the lime, honey, soy sauce, and garlic. Stir and let the liquid come to boil (should be quick)
  • Add chicken and cook for 2-3 minutes on each side until browned. If you can using skin-on chicken, place the chicken in the cast iron skin side down first. Transfer chicken to a plate after the chicken has been browned. 
  • Add the rest of the butter and lime juice to the cast iron skillet (chili flakes can be added here if you desire). Stir until mixed together. Give the sauce a taste here to make sure it is not bitter from the lime, if it is, add more butter or honey.
  • Transfer the chicken back to the pan and top off with a handful of pistachios (optional) before placing it into the oven for 15-20 minutes.
  • Add lime slices or wedges and chopped cilantro for garnish and serve with your side of choice. I served the chicken with couscous.

Notes

Two thighs per servings, pistachios are not included in the calorie count.

Nutrition

Serving: 4servings | Calories: 752kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 48g | Fat: 56g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Cholesterol: 306mg | Sodium: 802mg | Potassium: 623mg | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 9.8% | Vitamin C: 3.9% | Calcium: 3.1% | Iron: 12.2%