Cilantro Lime Chicken

Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Servings: 4 servings
This recipe is so easy to make that it might quickly become your go-to dish during the busy week! It's a great alternative to basic grilled chicken and pairs well with rice, salad, or mashed potatoes.

This cilantro lime chicken recipe gives any ordinary roasted chicken a run for its money! This recipe bends the rules a bit and pairs chicken with surprising yet successful ingredients. These chicken breasts have a zesty lemony taste and are excellent when whipped up for lunch or dinner. They are perfect when combined with rice, a side salad, baked potatoes, or French fries.


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  1. Transfer the cilantro, garlic, jalapeño and onion to a blender. Add lime juice, cumin, 2 teaspoons of salt and canola oil, and blend until smooth. Taste for salt. Lay the chicken in a 9x13 glass baking dish and pour the marinade all over to coat evenly. Cover the chicken and marinate for at least 1 hour.
  2. Preheat your oven to 350ºF and when ready, lay the marinated chicken pieces in a lined, shallow baking pan. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, depending on how thick your chicken breasts are.
  3. Transfer the leftover marinade to a small pot and cook on low for 20 minutes.
  4. Garnish chicken with caramelized onions, cilantro and lime wedges, and serve with rice!

Chef Notes

This chicken makes for a delicious filling for tacos or burritos.

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