Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Do you suffer from Chicken Boredom?? Try Cilantro Lime Chicken!!

Assuming you’re not one of the poor unfortunate souls who tastes it as “soapy” (which is actually a genetic difference and not something any of us can change), cilantro is a great, fresh-tasting way to pep up some roast chicken. Add some lime juice and chili flakes for even more zing, and garnish with (you guessed it) more cilantro for an easy but flavorful meal. 

I served this up with some grilled asparagus and mashed potatoes with a little cilantro to spice them up!! Why Not! 
Add a side of guacamole and Bang!! Chipotle Queen!! 


Cilantro Lime Chicken 

Ingredients:

  • 2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken thighs 
  • 4 tbsp. olive oil;
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tsp. cumin 
  • Cooking Fat (ghee or evoo)
  • 4 tbsp. fresh cilantro, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp. lime juice
  • 1 tsp. red chili flakes

  • Lime wedges, for garnishing
  • Fresh cilantro; for garnishing

  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

Preparation:

  1. 1.) In a bowl, whisk together the olive oil, garlic, cilantro, lime juice, red chili flakes, cumin, and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  2. 2.) Add the chicken to the cilantro sauce, and let marinate in the refrigerator, covered, for 1 to 2 hours.
  3. 3.) Preheat your oven to 375 F.
  4. 4.) Heat up some cooking fat in a skillet (I used cast iron) and brown the chicken on both sides for 2 to 3 minutes.
  5. 5.) Transfer the skillet to the oven and bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through.
  6. ENJOY!! Garnish the chicken with fresh cilantro and serve with lime wedges.



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