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Chicken In The Limelight

No recipe image available.A baked chicken dish worthy of applause that is sure to become a favorite for repeat performances!

Recipe Ingredients:

1 medium lime
1 (3-pound) broiler-fryer, cut up
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon paprika
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon dried mint leaves
1/2 cup dry white wine sauce
Lime wedges and mint sprigs for garnish (optional)

Cooking Directions:

  1. About 1 hour before serving: Grate peel and squeeze juice from lime. Place chicken pieces in bowl; toss with lime juice.
  2. On sheet of waxed paper, combine flour, salt and paprika; use to coat chicken pieces.
  3. Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C).
  4. In 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat, in hot vegetable oil, cook chicken pieces until browned on all sides. Arrange chicken pieces in 13x9x2-inch baking pan.
  5. Combine grated lime peel, brown sugar and dried mint; sprinkle over chicken pieces. Pour white wine over chicken and bake, uncovered, 40 to 45 minutes until chicken is fork tender, basting with pan juices frequently while baking.
  6. To serve, arrange chicken pieces on platter. Skim fat from drippings in pan; pour pan juices over chicken. Garnish with lime wedges and mint sprigs.

Makes 4 servings.

Recipe provided courtesy of the National Chicken Council. Used with permission.