Baked Mustard Lime Chicken

I’m always on the lookout for quick and easy recipes for chicken breast, so I was mighty happy when a reader left this comment on my post for grilled Mustard Lime Chicken:

Fantastic chicken! Our son was just diagnosed with Celiac Disease about one month ago, and I have to tell you that your recipes have been such a help. We all loved the chicken, and I ended up baking it at 350 until it was cooked (25-30 minutes) since it rained the day I made it and couldn’t use the grill- flavor was still excellent! Thank you!

This recipe for chicken breast is full of flavorful lime and cilantro, and when you bake it (rather than grilling) the flavors have a chance to entirely infuse the dish. Thanks for this excellent suggestion Ana!

I don’t know if your children will like this easy chicken dish; I can tell you that mine gobble it up every time I make it. If you’re looking for healthy recipes for dinner, look no further, this chicken is it.

Baked Mustard Lime Chicken

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Servings 4



  • Combine lime juice, cilantro, mustard, olive oil, chili, salt and pepper in a food processor
  • Pulse until ingredients are well combined
  • Rinse chicken breasts, pat dry and place in a 7 x 11 inch baking dish
  • Pour marinade over chicken, cover and refrigerate for at least 15 minutes or up to 6 hours
  • Bake at 350°F for 25-30 minutes uncovered, or until a instant read thermometer reads 165°F
  • Serve with cooked sauce spooned over chicken
Prep Time 20 mins
Marinate Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 1 hr
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Healthy chicken recipes are a dinnertime staple in our house. Some of my other favorites include:

On another note, spring is here. It is 70 degrees today in Boulder and my garden is exploding with color (and flavor). The rhubarb plants are coming up, bulbs are blooming and the lettuce and kale in my cold frame are going wild.

I’m thinking of making a Paleo strawberry rhubarb crisp for Easter this year. Are you getting in the spring mood? If so, what do you like to cook when it gets warmer outside?

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This was aMAZing! It was a huge hit with my teen boys. It’s going to be one of our regulars! I love your recipes!


142 responses to “Baked Mustard Lime Chicken”

  1. I shall try this one, although I had no idea what cilantro was until I googled it, (I am English). So glad it is simply coriander!

  2. We absolutely love this recipe! We have had it on chicken, turkey (oven baked), and as a topping on fish. thank you!!

  3. Has anyone tried this without the cilantro? No one in this house likes it- at all! But, the rest looks great!

  4. This continues to be a staple dinner in our family! Our young kids even love it, and it’s always received well by guests. With several newfound food sensitivities and a Low-Fodmap diet in the house now, this recipe is just what the doctor ordered! Thank you, Elana.

    • Crystal, I’m so happy to hear you and your little ones are enjoying this recipe and that it is a staple dinner in your house :-)

  5. Would this chicken be good cold? If not is there a recipe you reccomend? Looking for a cold meat dish for Shabbat afternoon that I can’t heat up. Thank you!!!!!!!! Love all your recipes ?

    • Marika, we love this chicken cold, but we love most chicken recipes cold. If you try this for Shabbos let me know what you think :-)

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