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Garlic lime chicken in a cast iron skillet.
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5 from 14 votes

Easy Garlic Lime Skillet Chicken

This Garlic Lime Skillet Chicken is a simple, easy dinner idea that will get a tasty dinner on the table fast.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Easy Chicken Recipe
Servings: 6 pieces
Calories: 196kcal


  • 6 boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 3 tablespoons lime juice


  • In a small bowl, mix together garlic powder, salt, paprika, pepper, cayenne pepper, and parsley. Sprinkle generously over chicken thighs.
  • Heat butter and olive oil in a heavy skillet over medium high heat. Sear chicken until golden brown 3 to 4 minutes per side.
  • Add minced garlic and lime juice. Continue cooking chicken until chicken is cooked through to an internal temperature of 165 degrees F, coating chicken with juices.
  • Serve hot with lime wedges or slices and chopped fresh parsley to garnish (optional).




Calories: 196kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 117mg | Sodium: 425mg | Potassium: 299mg | Vitamin A: 260IU | Vitamin C: 2.9mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 1mg