Sunkist Macadamia-Crusted Chicken Breasts with Key Lime Butter Sauce Recipe

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Best with Sunkist® Key Limes
 
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Ingredients:

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 3 Tbsp. butter, melted
  • 1/3 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/3 cup macadamia nuts
  • 3 Tbsp. Sunkist® key lime zest

    For the Sauce:
  • 1 Tbsp. butter
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • 1/3 cup fresh Sunkist® key lime juice (10-12 key limes)
  • 1/4 cup white wine
  • 3 Tbsp. butter, cut in pieces
  • Salt and white pepper, to taste

  • Sunkist® key lime slices and zest for garnish (optional)

Instructions: (Makes 4 servings)

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

  • In large shallow baking dish, dip chicken breasts in melted butter and coat well.
  • Combine crumbs, nuts, and zest in food processor until nuts are finely chopped.
  • Coat chicken breasts well with crumb mixture, pressing crumbs to adhere.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes, until chicken is firm and cooked through.

    For the Sauce:
  • Melt butter in skillet over medium heat.
  • Add shallot and cook for 1 minute, until soft.
  • Add lime juice and white wine to pan and cook for 2 minutes.
  • Strain sauce through fine sieve and return strained sauce to pan over low heat.
  • Add butter pieces one at a time, stirring gently, until melted.
  • Season with salt and white pepper to taste.
  • Serve chicken breasts surrounded by sauce.
  • Grate lime zest over chicken, and garnish with lime slices (optional).