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Cilantro Lime Chicken

chicken breasts in black skillet with cilantro and lime.

This cilantro lime chicken marinade is quick, easy, and packs in loads of flavor. We like to let this marinate for at least 1 hour and up to 24 hours.

This cilantro lime chicken marinade is quick, easy, and packs in loads of flavor. We like to let this marinate for at least 1 hour and up to 24 hours.

Yield 4 servings
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Marinating Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 17 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 chicken breasts, about 5 ounces each
  • 3 tablespoon olive oil, divided
  • 3 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 3 tablespoons minced cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon cumin

Instructions

  1. Pound out the chicken to an even thickness. Place in a shallow dish or ziptop bag.
  2. Add 2 tablespoons of oil and the remaining ingredients to a small bowl and whisk well to combine.
  3. Pour over the chicken and place in the refrigerator for 2 hours.
  4. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add the remaining tablespoon of oil and heat until shimmering.
  5. Add the chicken to the skillet and cook for 5-6 minutes per side or until an internal thermometer reads 165 degrees.
  6. Remove from the heat and sprinkle with additional cilantro, if desired.

Notes

This chicken can also be cooked on the grill over medium heat, 6 minutes per side or until cooked through.

To bake, cook chicken in a rimmed dish at 425 degres for 25-30 minutes or until cooked through.

Nutrition Information:

Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 158Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 30mgSodium: 576mgCarbohydrates: 2gNet Carbohydrates: 2gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 11g

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