Pepper-Lime Chicken Dinner

Make weeknight dinner fast and easy. Here's a main course recipe and three suggestions for rounding it out into a complete meal. Find out how to effortlessly dress up starters, sides, and desserts to fit the meal's main course.

The Menu

Pepper-Lime Chicken

  • Pepper-Lime Chicken (see recipe below)
  • Mexican Rice
  • Salsa Beans
  • Mexican Grilled Pineapple

Pepper-Lime Chicken, Mexican Rice, Salsa Beans, and Mexican Grilled Pineapple are a weeknight fiesta waiting to happen. The chicken recipe makes 6 servings. Make it all and save some for other recipes calling for cooked chicken, and have two dinners taken care of with minimal effort. Try the dessert with canned pineapple -- it really saves time.

Pepper-Lime Chicken


Mexican Rice

Stir salsa, chopped cilantro, and sliced green onion into cooked rice. For a super-quick side, use a pouch of cooked rice.

Salsa Beans

Rinse and drain canned black beans. Stir in salsa, corn, and chopped celery for a crunchy side dish. Serve hot or cold.

Mexican Grilled Pineapple

Sprinkle pineapple slices or rings with salt, pepper, and a pinch of chili powder. Spray with vegetable cooking spray and grill outdoors or in a countertop grilling machine. Serve plain or with ice cream.