Cilantro Garlic Lime Chicken Recipe

The Easiest Chicken You Will Ever Make

Cilantro Garlic Lime Chicken Recipe

Who says that you need a pile of ingredients to get moist, flavorful chicken?  Not me.  This recipe is so easy, you'll wonder where it has been all your life.  I'm a huge fan of cilantro, and on chicken breasts or pieces, bones in or out, grilled or roasted, this is the easiest chicken you'll ever make. Stuff it in a sandwich, wrap it up in some pita, or eat with your fingers-that's some yummy chicken!


2 Tbsp Thai fish sauce
1 lime, zested and juiced
1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
2 cloves garlic
1 Tbsp toasted sesame oil
fresh cracked pepper
1.5 lb chicken pieces, skin on (I used 2 chicken breast halves, 2 legs and 2 thighs)

  Blend the fish sauce, lime juice and zest, coriander, garlic, sesame oil, and a bit of pepper together in a food processor until blended well. 

  Place the chicken in a glass dish and pour the cilantro lime mixture over the chicken, rubbing it into the skin and meat so that it's well coated.  Cover and set aside to marinate for at least 15 minutes or up to an hour.

  If cooking in your oven, cover the broiling pan with foil and heat the oven to 350 F.  Cook the chicken until the juice run clear, about 30-40 minutes.  If the skin doesn't brown enough and still looks a bit opaque by the time the chicken is cooked through, turn the oven broiler on and set the rack about 2 inches from it, then watch carefully, turning the pieces while the skin browns and crisps.   If cooking on the barbeque, grill the chicken over medium heat until cooked through.

Serves 3-4

Adapted from Artsy-Foodie

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