Cilantro Lime Chicken

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INGREDIENTS

  • 2 Tbsp olive oil 
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • freshly cracked pepper
  • 2 limes, divided
  • 1/2 bunch cilantro, divided
  • 6 boneless, skinless chicken thighs (1.5 to 1.75 lbs. total)

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Combine the olive oil, minced garlic, cumin, salt, and some freshly cracked pepper (about 10 cranks of a pepper mill) in a small bowl.
  • Zest one of the limes and then squeeze the juice. You’ll need 2-3 Tbsp juice, so if needed, juice half of the second lime. Cut the remaining lime into wedges to garnish the chicken once cooked. Roughly chop the cilantro.
  • Add 1 tsp of the lime zest, 2-3 Tbsp of the lime juice, and half of the chopped cilantro to the marinade. Stir to combine. (The remaining cilantro will be added fresh after cooking the chicken.)
  • Place the chicken thighs in a shallow dish or a large zip top bag. Add the marinade and toss the chicken to coat. Allow the chicken to marinate for 30 minutes or up to 8 hours (refrigerated), turning it once or twice as it marinates.
  • When ready to cook the chicken, heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Once hot, add the chicken and cook for 5-7 minutes on each side, or until well browned and cooked through. My chicken had enough of an oil coating from the marinade that I did not need to add any extra to the skillet.
  • Top the cooked chicken with more fresh cilantro and a squeeze of fresh lime juice. Serve with any extra lime wedges.

NUTRITION

Serving: 1Serving ・ Calories: 238.82kcal ・ Carbohydrates: 3.42g ・ Protein: 22.63g ・ Fat: 16.28g ・ Sodium: 340.73mg ・ Fiber: 0.92gNutritional values are estimates only. See our full nutrition disclosure here.

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