When I first made this, Ryan immediately asked me to put it in the family cookbook.  I usually make a batch of the spice rub and keep it on hand!  Great quick dinner!!  I got this from one of my favorite cooks, Leanne Ely.

1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
¼  tsp cayenne pepper (omit if serving kids)
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp garlic powder
½ tsp onion powder
½ tsp thyme
4-6 boneless skinless chicken breasts, or about 1 lb chicken tenders
2 tbsp butter
2 tbsp olive oil
½ cup chicken broth
4 tbsp lime juice

  1. In a bowl, mix together first 7 ingredients (the spices).
  2. Evenly sprinkle mixture on both sides of chicken breasts/tenders.
  3. In a skillet heat butter and olive oil together over medium high heat. Sauté chicken until golden brown on each side, about 5 minutes on either side.
  4. Remove chicken and add lime juice and chicken broth to the pan, whisking up the browned bits off the bottom of the pan.
  5. Keep cooking until sauce has reduced slightly. Add chicken back to the pan to thoroughly coat and serve.