Quick Lemon/Lime Pepper Chicken

In these difficult times stuck in the house and restaurants closed I have had to get more creative with easy meals in order to not continue spending $100 every 2 weeks in take out. My vice has always been food, i love food, i overspend on food and home goods. So I’ve definitely made more excuses this past week and a half on “quarantine”, that since my job is essential and I’m still very much employed i need to “support local” but in essence I’m just being a lazy fat ass eating my enchiladas more than usual. This considered, I have been forcing myself to cook more dinners/prep my lunches with easy but yummy recipes. This recipe only takes about 10 minutes to make and has simple ingredients you likely already have at home. I personally prepare it with some brown rice as a side.

This recipe is also amazing as a protein add in for spinach salads as well, and even as a spicing for Chicken Caesar salads (cut the juices by a half)

Feel free to double this recipe, I make a little less as my toddler is the pickiest eater and I live alone.


1/2 package chicken tenders (usually around .5lb)

1/2 Tbsp olive oil

1 Tbsp Lime Juice

1/2 Tbsp lemon juice

1 and 1/2 tsp Black pepper

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 tsp parsley

1/3 cup red peppers chopped


Quick note; if making rice, try to time it so you start cooking the chicken 10 minutes before rice is done so they finish about the same time.

Start by pulling out juices/spices. Chop pepper, should be around 1/2 the bell pepper. Mix together spices in a small bowl so you can add all at once.

Heat pan on stove to medium/little over medium heat. drop in 1/2 tbsp olive oil, let heat for 30 seconds or so. Drop in Chicken, and lime juice/lemon juice (watch for popping as olive oil will react to the juices), add in spices trying to sprinkle them evenly over chicken tenders. Let cook for 1 minute, then flip chicken and add in red peppers.

Let chicken cook until starting to turn golden brown/crisp a little on the outside, keep flipping chicken so they cook evenly. Remove chicken and serve over buttered rice.

You can also brush a little fresh lime juice right over the chicken strips as you remove them from the pan, this will add an extra kick of the tangy lime juices.

Enjoy. (:

Published by Kiara Lynn Willis

I am a Photographer and Personal Stylist based in Oregon. A mother to an incredible 4 year old named Lola and a goofy Poodle named Hershey. I have a B.S. in Psychology, and have been obsessed with photography, and styling friends and family my entire life. I have always had strong passion for fashion, body positivity and finding not only that perfect outfit, but also the freedom to feel sexy and powerful and project that for yourself, or on to your partner. I use to drag all my friends in college around the island of Hawaii making them model for me, and have always had a passion for photography, in those candid moments and intimate times creating beautiful photos and forever memories. I hope to be a part of your life, doing what I do best.

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