Saturday , 2 August 2014

Quick Lime Cilantro Chicken

Quick Lime Cilantro Chicken

Quick Lime Cilantro Chicken

Ingredients

  • Boneless Chicken, 3 breasts
  • Limes, 3 or 4
  • Garlic, 4 to 6 cloves
  • Olive Oil
  • Cumin
  • Cayenne or Chili Powder
  • Cilantro, 1/4 cup, snipped
  • Avocado, optional

Instructions

  1. Mince the garlic, snip the cilantro and zest a lime. Juice the lime carcass along with two more limes. Cut a lime into wedges and slice and avocado for the table.
  2. Cut the chicken into chunks. You can skip this and cook them whole but chunks cook faster.
  3. Pour a little olive oil into a large skillet or saute pan, just enough to not quite cover the bottom. Heat it over medium high heat until it’s very hot, almost smoking. Add the chicken and let it cook undisturbed.
  4. Once the chicken is browned nicely on the bottom and will easily let go of the pan, sprinkle it generously with cumin and chili powder or pepper. Let it cook another minute or two, until the white line has moved about halfway through the pieces.
  5. Turn the chicken and let it cook another couple of minutes, long enough to brown. Reduce the heat to medium low and sprinkle in the garlic and lime zest. Stir it little and let it cook another couple of minutes but be careful not to let the garlic burn.
  6. Once the chicken is cooked through add the lime juice and stir up all the browned goodness from the pan.
  7. Remove the chicken to a bowl or platter and sprinkle it with cilantro.
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Submitted by:Karen

21 comments

  1. I will have to try this as soon as
    I get some limes looks good

    • Tried this and it was wonderful. I put cumin, chili powder, and sprinkled lightly of the Cayenne. My limes were plumper so because they produced so much juice I didn’t put it all in..this would be good on a salad too. Just loved this and it wasn’t hot even with a that Cayenne in it.

  2. Made this tonight. Delicious!!!!

  3. I made this last night, SO GOOD!

  4. My family did not like this. Too much lime and I only used 3 when the recipe calls for 3 or 4. Through pretty much all of it away.

  5. At what point do you salt the chicken?

  6. Made this tonight…easy and delicious but I put way too much cayenne papper in it. Next time I will use chili powder. I have been looking for easy chicken recipes. I will definitely make this again. My hubby loved it too even though he has been saying he is sick of chicken.

  7. Made it tonight! What a delicious recipe! Definitely a keeper! My entire family loved it!

  8. Tried this tonight i had the cilantro in that comes in a tube, i mixed it in witg the lime juice and added it towards the end…amazing..even my 20 month old loved it!!

  9. I’m going to try this recipe tomorrow! But when and how do you use the avocado ?

  10. I did not like this recipe at all. Even my fiancé who eats everything didn’t want to finish dinner.

  11. Great!! Even better with guacamole!! ;)

  12. I made this tonight, and it was delicious! The only thing wrong was that the lime flavor was a little over powering. Do you have any suggestions for me to make it little more mild? Less lime like juice or less zest?

  13. I thought this turned out pretttty delicious! I did;however, change up the recipe a bit. I used two thin slices of chicken, 1 lime- juiced, and used the zest from that one lime.. then added a little more juice just to taste to my liking – but not much more. I also added in soy sauce, and used coconut oil instead of evoo. And lastly, I put some of the fresh cilantro in the skillet with the cooking chicken. I paired my chicken with half a sweet potato, my husband had his with roasted golden potatoes.

  14. It is very very good !!! I put few mushrooms together .. That was wonderful !!;))

  15. Great recipe. Read carefully, I mixed the cilantro, lime and garlic in the first step.

  16. we dont like lime so used lemon instead…..mmmm vary tasty!! and quick and easy..

  17. Very tasty!!!! Made white rice with cilantro and lime juice to go with it. Yum!!

  18. Made this multiple times. We love it! I could eat a pan of it by myself. This is made monthly.

  19. Great! Hubbie loved it. Will make again

  20. I made this tonight and I agree with the amount of lime juice used. I only used one lime for the juice and zest. I didn’t have garlic so I used garlic powder. I sprinkled on the garlic powder, the chili powder and the cumin powder over the chicken. I didn’t measure just shook it over. Probably will add more of each the next time for it was rather bland to me…my fault. I added the zest as well. I did however add to the lime juice a 1/2 tsp of honey because I love honey and I like sweet a little sweet in my chicken. I wished I had added more for I ended up drizzling the honey over the finished product anyway :D . I did chop/snip the cilantro and sprinkled it over the chicken in the end finding out I am not a fresh cilantro fan. I tried! I really did! Overall a great idea and I will try making this again!

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