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WW Ginger and Lime Chicken

WW Ginger and Lime Chicken


WW Ginger and Lime Chicken is your go-to when you want a dinner that’s big on flavor but doesn’t require a culinary degree to master.

This dish is all about the magic that happens when you mix tangy lime with punchy ginger.

You’ll toss in some garlic, a bit of honey for sweetness, and a splash of soy sauce for that savory kick. Add some chicken into the mix, and you’ve got yourself a meal that’s bound to be a hit at the table.

It’s the kind of recipe that’s easy, with ingredients that are common to find and even easier to love. So, whether it’s Tuesday night with the family or you’re hosting a casual get-together, this chicken is set to impress without the stress.

Weight Watchers Points


3 Points (2022/2024 Plan)

MyWW Points; 3 Blue Plan and 4 Green Plan

3 WW Freestyle Points and 4 Smart Points

A plate featuring broiled ginger and lime chicken garnished with cilantro and lime wedges, showcasing a golden-brown glaze on the chicken's surface with a focus on the vibrant, fresh garnishes.

Tips and Tricks

Marinating Chicken

Marinate the chicken for at least 2 hours, but no more than 4 hours. This allows the flavors to penetrate the meat without making it mushy.

Using Fresh Ingredients

Use fresh ginger, garlic, and lime juice for the marinade. Fresh ingredients provide a more vibrant and robust flavor compared to dried or bottled versions.

Zesting Lime

When zesting the lime, avoid the white pith underneath the skin. The pith can add a bitter taste to the marinade.

Broiling Chicken

Keep an eye on the chicken while broiling, as it can cook quickly and burn. Adjust the oven rack to ensure the chicken is not too close to the broiler element.

Reserving Marinade

Always set aside a portion of the marinade before adding the chicken to it. This prevents cross-contamination and ensures you have a safe sauce to brush on the chicken later.

Adding Fresh Herbs

Add fresh cilantro and scallions right before serving. This keeps them fresh and vibrant, enhancing both the flavor and presentation of the dish.

Serving Suggestions

Serve the broiled chicken with a side of steamed vegetables or a light salad. The fresh and tangy flavors of the chicken pair well with simple, fresh sides.

Leftover Storage

Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat gently to avoid drying out the chicken.

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A plate featuring broiled ginger and lime chicken garnished with cilantro and lime wedges, showcasing a golden-brown glaze on the chicken's surface with a focus on the vibrant, fresh garnishes.

WW Ginger and Lime Chicken

Nesting Lane
WW Ginger and Lime Chicken: Discover an easy dinner recipe that combines the zesty flavors of lime and ginger for a simple yet delicious meal. Perfect for any night of the week!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Marinate 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 27 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4

Ingredients
 

  • ¼ cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 2 teaspoon lime zest finely minced
  • 2 tablespoon fresh ginger finely minced or grated
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon hot chili oil
  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro chopped, divided
  • 1 pound (4 ounce each) boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 2 tablespoon scallions finely minced

Instructions
 

  • In a large non-reactive bowl, combine soy sauce, lime juice, lime zest, ginger, garlic, honey, oil, and 2 tablespoons cilantro. Mix well.
  • Take out 2 tablespoons of the marinade and set aside for later.
  • Add chicken to the bowl, ensuring each piece is well coated. Place in the refrigerator for 2 to 4 hours.
  • Heat the broiler on high.
  • Take the chicken out of the marinade and place it in a baking dish. Throw away the used marinade.
  • Broil the chicken for 4 to 6 minutes. Then flip the chicken over.
  • Brush the chicken with the marinade you set aside.
  • Put the chicken back in the oven and broil until it's fully cooked, about 4 to 6 minutes more.
  • When ready to serve, top the chicken with scallions, the remaining 2 tablespoons of cilantro, and any sauce left in the baking dish.

Notes

Serving Size: 1 Chicken Breast and cup sauce per serving
3 Points (2022/2024 Plan)
MyWW Points; 3 Blue Plan and 4 Green Plan
3 WW Freestyle Points and 4 Smart Points
We are not associated with Weight Watchers/WW in any way. Double check points on their official calculator.
 

Nutrition

Calories: 195kcalCarbohydrates: 8gProtein: 26gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0.01gCholesterol: 73mgSodium: 707mgPotassium: 527mgFiber: 0.4gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 138IUVitamin C: 7mgCalcium: 19mgIron: 1mg
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