What’s for dinner? This easy chicken recipe for Cilantro Lime Chicken! Marinate the chicken in the morning and leave it in the fridge to do its thing all day. When you are ready to make dinner, you can have it on the table in less than 20 minutes!
Easy Chicken Recipe: Cilantro Lime Chicken
4 boned, skinned chicken breast halves (about 2 lbs.)
Note: If I’m short on time or don’t want to do all the pounding in step #1, I just buy the chicken tenderloins instead.
1/4 cup fresh squeezed lime juice
1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
6 cloves garlic, chopped
1 tablespoon olive oil
salt and pepper to taste
1. Pound the chicken breasts to an even thickness (about 1/2 in.) and place in a shallow baking pan.
2. In a small bowl, mix all remaining ingredients. Place chicken in a large ziplock bag. Pour the sauce over the chicken and turn pieces to coat evenly. Cover and chill at least 30 minutes or overnight. The longer you let it marinate, the stronger the flavors…just don’t forget to turn the bag occasionally.
3. Lay chicken on a grill over medium heat (I have also cooked the chicken in my NuWave oven and on my Foreman Grill…works great on each). Cook, turning once, until no longer pink in the center, 4 to 6 minutes per side.
See? A delicious and easy chicken recipe! What is your family’s favorite easy chicken recipe? Feel free to leave a link to the recipe in the comment section.
Looking for more ways to get creative with chicken? Check out all of my chicken recipes…Curry Chicken recipe is another one of our favorites. I’ve also got more healthy recipes here. Still want more? You can visit my Healthy Eats and Chicken board on Pinterest.