Mr. Food: Lime Walnut Chicken

January 15, 2010 12:00:00 AM PST
A splash of lime juice gives this easy lime walnut chicken dish its burst of summer sunshine! No matter the time of year you serve it, your taste buds will be brightened by the flavor!

Makes 4 Servings

1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup finely chopped walnuts
1 teaspoon paprika
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
3/4 teaspoon grated lime peel
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 cup lime juice
1 (3- to 4-pound) chicken, cut into 8 pieces
1/4 cup vegetable oil

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with foil and coat with nonstick cooking spray.

  2. In a shallow dish, combine flour, walnuts, paprika, salt, pepper, lime peel, and garlic powder. Place lime juice in another shallow dish. Dip chicken pieces in juice then coat with walnut mixture, pressing mixture onto chicken with the back of a spoon.

  3. Place coated chicken in a single layer on prepared baking sheet; drizzle with oil.

  4. Bake 50 to 60 minutes, or until chicken is golden and no pink remains.