Saucy Citrus Garlic Chicken Breasts, Microwaved & Easy!

This recipe sound yummy, would like to try it for dinner.

3 boneless skinless chicken breast, frozen
1 lemon, juice of
1 lime, juice of
1/4 cup olive oil
2 minced garlic clove
1/2 tablespoon cornstarch
1/2 tablespoon cold water
1/2 tablespoon caper
2 tablespoons butter


Place frozen chicken breasts in a ziplock baggie (or whatever brand you prefer).

Juice your lemon and lime. . .you should have 1/4 cup of juice.

Whisk the juice, oil and garlic and pour mixture into the baggie over top the chicken. Seal and place in fridge to marinate for approximately 24-30 hours (so if you want them for dinner Friday, start marinating them Thursday morning).

1 hour prior to cooking, remove chicken from the fridge and let it come to room temperature.

Remove chicken from marinade, season both sides with salt and pepper, and place in a baking dish. Discard your marinade.

Cover the dish lightly with wax paper. Cook in microwave on power level 7 for 10-12 minutes, turning the chicken over half way through cooking. I recommend checking the chicken for doneness after 10 minutes so as not to overcook, then just do 1 extra minute at a time from there. When you poke with a fork, the juices should run clear.

When chicken is cooked, remove it from the drippings and place on a plate (tent it with aluminum foil to keep it warm).

Pour the drippings into a small sauce pan, add butter and place on med-high heat.

Mix the cornstarch and water; add it to the sauce pan and bring to a boil, then turn down and simmer 2 minutes or until desired thickness (remember it will thicken a bit upon standing and cooling).

Add Capers to sauce.

Serve chicken with a small amount of sauce poured over top and a side of rice and some asparagus spears for a wonderful meal.

NOTE: The time of cooking is based on 3 medium to large boneless, skinless chicken breasts, so if yours are smaller, you will need to marinate less and cook a minute or two less.

Recipe By: JanuaryBride


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