Best Cilantro Lime Chicken

Cilantro Lime Chicken


Cilantro Lime Chicken is full of thè bright frèsh flavors of summèr. Cook it quickly in a skillèt or throw it on thè grill for a fast dinnèr! 

Ingrèdiènts :
  • 2 Tbsp olivè oil 
  • 2 limès, dividèd 
  • 1/2 bunch cilantro, dividèd 
  • 4 clovès garlic, mincèd 
  • 1/2 tsp salt 
  • frèshly crackèd pèppèr 
  • 1/2 tsp cumin 
  • 6 bonèlèss, skinlèss chickèn thighs (1.5 to 1.75 lbs. total) 

Instructions :
  1. Combinè thè olivè oil, mincèd garlic, cumin, salt, and somè frèshly crackèd pèppèr (about 10 cranks of a pèppèr mill) in a small bowl.
  2. Zèst onè of thè limès and thèn squèèzè thè juicè. You'll nèèd 2-3 Tbsp juicè, so if nèèdèd, juicè half of thè sècond limè. Cut thè rèmaining limè into wèdgès to garnish thè chickèn oncè cookèd. Roughly chop thè cilantro.
  3. Add 1 tsp of thè limè zèst, 2-3 Tbsp of thè limè juicè, and half of thè choppèd cilantro to thè marinadè. Stir to combinè. (Thè rèmaining cilantro will bè addèd frèsh aftèr cooking thè chickèn.)
  4. Placè thè chickèn thighs in a shallow dish or a largè zip top bag. Add thè marinadè and toss thè chickèn to coat. Allow thè chickèn to marinatè for 30 minutès or up to 8 hours (rèfrigèratèd), turning it oncè or twicè as it marinatès.
  5. Whèn rèady to cook thè chickèn, hèat a largè skillèt ovèr mèdium-high hèat. Oncè hot, add thè chickèn and cook for 5-7 minutès on èach sidè, or until wèll brownèd and cookèd through. My chickèn had ènough of an oil coating from thè marinadè that I did not nèèd to add any èxtra to thè skillèt.
  6. Top thè cookèd chickèn with morè frèsh cilantro and a squèèzè of frèsh limè juicè. Sèrvè with any èxtra limè wèdgès.

Best Cilantro Lime Chicken

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