Oven Fried Chicken Breasts With Honey and Lime

Oven fried chicken
Diana Rattray
  • Total: 40 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 25 mins
  • Yield: 4 to 6 Servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
979 Calories
50g Fat
34g Carbs
93g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4 to 6 Servings
Amount per serving
Calories 979
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 50g 64%
Saturated Fat 14g 68%
Cholesterol 279mg 93%
Sodium 932mg 41%
Total Carbohydrate 34g 12%
Dietary Fiber 2g 9%
Protein 93g
Calcium 129mg 10%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

In this recipe, boneless chicken breasts are dipped in a spiced honey and lime mixture, then the chicken is breaded and baked to perfection.

This is a flavorful oven fried chicken, perfect for an everyday meal.


  • 4 boneless chicken breast halves, without skin
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon finely grated lime zest
  • 1 scant teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 cups soft fine breadcrumbs*
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro or parsley
  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil

Steps to Make It

  1. Heat the oven to 425 F.

  2. Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil.

  3. Combine honey, lime juice, peel, salt, chili powder, cumin, pepper, and cinnamon in a wide, shallow bowl or pie plate.

  4. In a large bowl combine the breadcrumbs, chopped cilantro, and vegetable oil.

  5. Dip chicken in honey mixture, turning to coat well.

  6. Add coated chicken to the breadcrumb mixture, patting on crumbs.

  7. Transfer to the prepared baking pan.

  8. Bake in the preheated oven for 18 to 25 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through. According to the USDA, the minimum safe temperature for chicken and other poultry is 165 F. Check for doneness with an instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest piece of chicken.

*Save day-old bread and process in the food processor. Freeze in food storage bags.