Cilantro and Lime Chicken

Cilantro and Lime Chicken

Cilantro and Lime Chicken


¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, divided
2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
1 tablespoon lime zest
2 teaspoons chili powder
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon salt and ground pepper
2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs
Mixed veggies (optional)


  1. In a medium bowl, combine cilantro, 2 tablespoons olive oil, lime juice, lime zest, chili powder, cumin, salt and pepper.

  2. Combine the chicken and cilantro mixture in a bowl. Marinate for at least 2 hours turning the chicken sides. Make sure to drain the chicken from the marinade.

  3. Preheat a cast iron grilling pan with 1 tablespoon olive oil on a medium high heat. Cook the chicken on 165°F about 4-5 minutes per side or until golden brown.

  4. (Optional) Add mixed veggies on the side.

  5. Serve and enjoy!

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