Limette Mediterranean Chicken

Limette Mediterranean Chicken

Limette (Limetta) Mediterranean Chicken

I love this dish because it is so simple and hassle free.  I have been trying out this new item called Limette.  It is a cross between a lime and a lemon.  It is shaped like a lime, looks like a lemon but is not sour (more like an orange flavor).  It is often known as a sweet lime.

Limette has about the same nutritional value as a lime.  It is an excellent source of vitamin C and dietary fiber and numerous other nutrients in small quantities.  The Oregano, Lemon Thyme and Rosemary have been known to contain anti-bacterial, anti-oxidant and lowers cholesterol.

 

Serving 6                                                                                             Time:  45-60 minutes (15-30 minutes inactive)

1 lb Chicken Cutlet or Skinless and Boneless Chicken thigh
5 sprigs Oregano leaves only
5 sprigs Lemon thyme leaves only
5 sprigs Rosemary leaves only
3 each Limette (sliced into 1/8 inch thick rounds)
1 each Elephant Garlic (chopped) bulb
½ cup Olive Oil
To Taste Salt and Pepper

 

Marinate the chicken with ALL of the above ingredients EXCEPT the sliced Limette at room temperature for 15-30 minutes.  Or you can let them marinate overnight in the refrigerator.  The longer you let the ingredients marinate, the more flavor is infused.

Brown the chicken on high heat on a skillet or put grill marks on the chicken;

Preheat oven to 375⁰

Lay flat the chicken with marinate juice and bits in a cooking pan and top with a layer of Limette to cover the chicken;

Cook for 20-25 minutes until fork tender;

Serve with rice or quinoa or salad.