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Marinette and Grill, this Cilantro Lime Chicken The recipe is very easy to make.

Tender pieces of boneless chicken are marinated in a zesty red pepper, lime and garlic marinade for chicken that's juicy on the inside and crispy on the outside!

This easy recipe requires little preparation and few ingredients, but is packed with big flavor.

A zesty chicken favorite

We love grilled chicken breasts or thighs and this cilantro chicken is next level for a perfect marinade.

  • With only one A few ingredientsthis recipe has great flavor.
  • Quick and easy, perfect for those busy nights or summer barbecues!
  • Any girl? No problem! This dish can also be made in the oven, making it a perfect all-year-round meal.
  • Serve with it. Sliced ​​over rice, tacos, or on a salad.
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Cilantro Lime Chicken Ingredients

  • The chickenFor this recipe, I like boneless skinless chicken thighs because they are juicy and flavorful. You can use chicken breast or bone-in chicken thighs or breasts, just adjust the cooking time as needed.
  • MarinadeMarinades add flavor but also help tenderize the meat. This pickle is a simple mixture of lime juice, lime zest, red pepper leaves and spices. Feel free to add jalapenos or extra red pepper flakes for a spicy kick!
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How to make Cilantro Lime Chicken

  1. Mix the marinade in a bowl or freezer bag. As directed below.
  2. Add the chicken and marinate for at least 30 minutes or up to 2 hours.
  3. Broil, bake, or grill.

Garnish with lime wedges and cilantro.

Do not marinate for more than 2 hours or the lime juice may make the chicken sweet.

Making suggestions

Tips for Success

  • Let the chicken marinate for at least 30 minutes.
  • Fresh lime juice is best in this recipe, bottled limes can taste bitter.
  • The best way to tell if the chicken is fully cooked is to use a meat thermometer, it should reach 165°F.
  • Leftover chicken is great in sandwiches or shredded over a bed of lettuce for a delicious salad at work the next day!

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Cilantro Lime Chicken

Marinated cilantro lime chicken bursts with juicy and tangy flavor.

Preparation time 20 minutes

Cooking time 25 minutes

To marinate 30 minutes

Full time 1 the hour 15 minutes

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  • In a medium bowl, combine all marinade ingredients.

  • Add the chicken and toss well to combine. Marinate for at least 30 minutes or up to 2 hours.

To grill

  • Preheat grill to medium-high heat (375°F). Lightly oil the grill.

  • Place the chicken on the preheated grill and cook for 7-8 minutes. Flip and cook another 6-8 minutes or until chicken reaches 165°F.

  • Let rest for 5 minutes before serving. Serve with lime wedges and additional chopped red pepper.

  • If desired, the marinade can be pulsed in a blender a couple of times.
  • Let the chicken marinate for at least 30 minutes. Due to the high amount of lemon in this recipe, do not marinate for more than 2 hours.
  • Fresh limes are best in this recipe, bottled limes can taste bitter.
  • Optional add-ins: Add 1 teaspoon chili powder and/or 1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper to the marinade to add a little heat.

to cook
1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
2. Place the chicken on a baking sheet and bake for 20-25 minutes or until the chicken reaches 165°F.
3. Rest for 5 minutes before serving. Serve with lime wedges and additional chopped red pepper.
Broil the chicken
1. Place on a foil-lined pan on a grate or rack.
2. Broil chicken 4 inches from element for 5-6 minutes per side.
Bone-in chicken thighs or breasts
1. Preheat oven to 425°F.
2. Add the chicken skin side down (reserving the marinade) and cook for 3-4 minutes or until browned. Flip and cook 2 minutes more.
3. Add remaining marinade to pan. Bake for 25-27 minutes or until chicken reaches 165°F. If desired, broil for 2-3 minutes to crisp.

Calories: 565 | Carbohydrates: 11Yes | Protein: 37Yes | fat: 41Yes | Saturated Fat: 11Yes | Polyunsaturated Fat: 8Yes | Monounsaturated fats: 18Yes | Trans fats: 0.2Yes | Cholesterol: 222mg | Sodium: 621mg | Potassium: 528mg | Fiber: 1Yes | Sugar: 7Yes | Vitamin A: 413IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 36mg | Iron: 2mg

Nutritional information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Chicken, main course
the meal American, Mexican, Tex-Mex
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