CILANTRO LIME CHICKEN

August 3, 2012

Ah yes, one of my baseline ways to make chicken for mexican dishes. (The other go-to is this orange chipotle one.) This guy has that classic cilantro and lime combination that is quintessential fresh. And mexi for tacos AND MORE.

I grill it. You don’t have to grill it, but it is very good if you grill it. Below are instructions for roasting in the oven which is still delicious and VERY MUCH worth your while.

CILANTRO LIME CHICKENCilantro Lime Chicken
Serves four to five

4 boneless, skinless, chicken breasts
1/3 cup lime juice (about three limes)
2 tablespoons honey
1/4 cup cilantro
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder (or 4 cloves garlic, minced)
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flake

Combine ingredients in a gallon plastic bag. Allow to marinade between two hours and overnight. It’s flexible. Do what you can and the longer the better.

Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Arrange chicken in a foil lined 9×13 baking dish. Roast for 45 minutes.

CILANTRO LIME CHICKEN

CILANTRO LIME CHICKEN
 
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Ingredients
  • 4 boneless, skinless, chicken breasts
  • ⅓ cup lime juice (about three limes)
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • ¼ cup cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder (or 4 cloves garlic, minced)
  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper flake
Instructions
  1. Combine ingredients in a gallon plastic bag. Allow to marinade between two hours and overnight. It's flexible. Do what you can and the longer the better.
  2. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Arrange chicken in a foil lined 9x13 baking dish. Roast for 45 minutes.

 

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Comments

  • Hannah

    Hi Rachel,

    I tried this out tonight and it was delicious! Really really tasty and full of flavour.

    However, I only used one chicken breast (sliced in two – probably about 150-200g each) and didn’t adjust the marinade portions so I’m not sure how it would spread over 4 chicken breasts as it seemed to just cover mine. The sauce I had would perhaps cover two chicken breasts at a stretch.

    I did add more garlic (cos I love it!) and just served with veg and brown rice.

    Really really yummy, thanks!

    From Australia :)

  • Elizabeth

    My husband and I had this for dinner tonight. IT WAS DELICIOUS! This is the first time I have ever left a comment regarding a recipe ever! It’s that good! Followed the exact recipe with a few exceptions First we really like cilantro so added a bit to the marinade. Didn’t have any Dijon mustard, but we had honey mustard so I used that instead. I cooked the chicken wrapped in a foil packet for 35 min. We served it over jasmine rice. It has a real fresh flavor to it…definitely try it, you won’t be sorry! Thank you for sharing this recipe!!.

    • Rachel Schultz

      Wow! That’s great. I’m so glad you did. You’re welcome.

  • Holly T

    This was very tasty, thank u, even my picky eater are it

    • Rachel Schultz

      That’s great!

  • Anonymous

    I have the recipe where you marinate the chicken breast in tequila.

  • Heather

    Wow! Just made this tonite for dinner and it was sooo easy and soooo yummy! I added a teeny bit of honey and its great! I will be trying more of your recipes! :)

    • Rachel Schultz

      That’s great. And a good tip too. So glad to hear it!

  • Lucy

    Cooked this on the grill tonight for dinner. Added about a cup of diced tomatoes on top 10 minutes before I took it off the grill. It was absolutely amazing and a burst of flavor in every bite!

    • Rachel Schultz

      Wonderful! We love this dish for dinners too.

  • hahahaha Crapplebee’s! I couldn’t agree more! This looks great and I think I am making it tonight for dinner! Thank you for the inspiration!

    • Rachel Schultz

      You’re welcome!

  • Tala

    Hey Rachel. it’s first time i visit ur blog. ur recipes look yummy & healthy. i will try some this week ! Cheers

    • Rachel Schultz

      That’s great, Tala! Thank you.

      xo
      rach

  • Sarag

    ** oops, it’s Sarah.. Not Sarag

  • Sarag

    I tried this the other day and it was a big success! I added just a pinch of sugar to the chicken before it cooked and I think it really cut some of the acidity and brought out more of the lime flavor! Also *good idea* I created tin foil packets! I laid down sliced sweet potato, bok choy, red and green pepper and then the chicken breast on top. I made individual packets and everything steamed and tasted great! Lots of veggies too!

    • GREAT tips, Sarah. you’ve got my wheels turning. i’m going to try some of those next time I make it.

      love,
      rach

  • that does look delicious. I’m going to try it this weekend. Thanks for sharing this!

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