Baked Garlic-Lime Chicken Breasts
After taking a nice long soak in a marinade of fresh lime juice, olive oil and garlic, these chicken breasts are baked until done, then placed under the broiler to crisp up the skin.
1/4 cup fresh lime juice
1/4 cup olive oil
8 to 10 garlic cloves, finely minced
Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
8 chicken bone-in breast halves
- In a large zip-lock style plastic bag, combine lime juice, oil, and garlic; season generously with salt and pepper. Add chicken and seal bag, removing as much air from bag as you can. Marinate chicken, turning bag over once or twice, at least 2 hours at room temperature and up to 24 hours in refrigerator.
- Preheat oven to 400°F (205°C).
- Remove chicken from marinade; discard marinade. Arrange, skin side up, without crowding, in a shallow baking pan. Season chicken with salt and pepper and roast in upper third of oven until just cooked through, 25 to 30 minutes.
- Change oven setting to broil and broil chicken about 2 inches from heat until skin is crisp, about 2 minutes.
Makes 8 servings.