Recipes Chicken Thighs with Garlic and Lime


These flavorful garlic-and-lime chicken thighs are a delicious way to prepare an inexpensive cut of chicken.  After the chicken is baked, it’s removed from the pan, and the drippings are reduced on the stovetop to a slightly syrupy sauce that is then spooned over the thighs.


  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice, divided
  • 4 (6-ounce) chicken thighs, skinned
  • 3 tablespoons fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 lime wedges

Nutritional Information

  • Calories 326
  • Caloriesfromfat 29%
  • Fat 10.4g
  • Satfat 2.6g
  • Monofat 3.3g
  • Polyfat 2.6g
  • Protein 51.1g
  • Carbohydrate 4.8g
  • Fiber 0.5g
  • Cholesterol 212mg
  • Iron 4mg
  • Sodium 517mg
  • Calcium 59mg

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°.


Step 2

Combine first 5 ingredients in a small bowl; stir in 1 tablespoon juice. Rub garlic mixture over chicken. Place chicken in a medium skillet.

Step 3

Combine 1 tablespoon juice, chicken broth, and vinegar; pour over the chicken. Place over medium-high heat; bring to a boil. Remove from heat. Wrap handle of pan with foil. Cover and bake at 350° for 30 minutes or until a meat thermometer registers 180°.

Step 4

Remove chicken from pan; keep warm. Place pan over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil, and cook until reduced to 1/4 cup (about 3 minutes). Spoon over chicken. Sprinkle with cilantro, and serve with lime wedges.

Chef’s Notes

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