Cilantro lime chicken is a full package of bold flavors with juicy chicken. It is easy to cook and only uses a handful of ingredients. It goes well with many side dishes like salads, seasoned beans, taco rice, etc. Cilantro lime chicken is the fix for you for all the nights you crave a delicious yet healthy dinner.
I had this dish in a restaurant while I was on holiday in Australia. I was utterly mesmerized by the flavors and the dish got stuck in my head. I came home and started making the recipe. I love how easy, flavorsome, and fulfilling this dish is. My family enjoys it with taco rice and mashed potatoes.
To make cilantro lime chicken, mix lemon zest, lime juice, cilantro, olive oil, garlic, cumin, salt, and pepper in a bowl. Put the chicken pieces and the marinade in a zip-lock bag. Shake it so that the chicken gets coated well with the marinade. Cook it in a skillet until it has browned from both sides. Garnish it with cilantro, lime juice, and lime wedges.
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Ingredients for Cilantro Lime Chicken
|Boneless, Skinless Chicken Thighs (1.5 to 1.75 lbs. total)||6|
|Cilantro (chopped)||½ bunch|
|Freshly Grounded Pepper||(to taste)|
|Garlic Cloves (minced)||4|
|Olive Oil||2 tablespoons|
How Much Time Will it Take?
|Preparation Time||Marination Time||Cooking Time||Total Time|
|10 minutes||30 minutes||15 minutes||55 minutes|
Cilantro Lime Chicken Recipe
- To prepare the marinade, mix 1 tablespoon of lemon zest, 2-3 tablespoons of lime juice, half of the chopped cilantro, olive oil, minced garlic, cumin and a pinch of salt and pepper in a bowl.
- Place the chicken thighs in a large zip-top bag and put in the marinade into it. Toss it well so that the marinade covers the chicken thighs well. Let it marinate for at least 30 minutes.
- Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and place the chicken in it.
- Cook each side of the chicken for about 5-7 minutes until it is browned and cooked properly.
- Garnish the cooked chicken with cilantro and line wedges. Squeeze some lime juice over it.
Nutritional Breakdown of Cilantro Lime Chicken
Note- The Nutritional Breakdown is for one serving (1 chicken thigh).