Ginger-lime chicken



5 min


4 servings

* PLUS Cooking time: 14 minutes


  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts
  • 1 lime
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp grated fresh ginger , or 2 tsp bottled minced ginger
  • pinch salt
  • pinch ground black pepper
  • 1 green onion , optional


  • Melt butter in a large, non-stick frying pan over medium-high heat. When butter is bubbly, add chicken. Cook until golden brown, 3 minutes per side. Meanwhile, squeeze juice from half a lime into a small bowl. Stir in honey, ginger, salt and pepper. When chicken is golden brown, pour honey mixture overtop. Reduce heat to low. Cover and simmer, turning chicken occasionally, until springy when pressed, 8 to 10 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, thinly slice green onion diagonally. Slice remaining lime half into wedges. Remove cooked chicken to a platter. Pour sauce overtop. Sprinkle with green onion. Serve with lime wedges. Great with mashed potatoes and steamed green beans or broccoli.

Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
  • 211,
  • Protein
  • 30.5 g,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 9.9 g,
  • Fat
  • 5.1 g,
  • Fibre
  • 0.1 g,
  • Sodium
  • 104 mg.

Since we get so many requests for this flash-in-the-pan sauté, we’ve included it in this collection of best chicken recipes. A drizzle of honey and a good squeeze of lime are perfect flavour partners for zingy ginger.

Kitchen secret

A store-bought bottle of minced ginger is invaluable! Its instant convenience is a real time saver, and the taste is comparable to the real thing.