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Summery Cilantro-Lime Chicken

Break out the grill and take advantage of the summer sun with this simple but flavorful dish

Break out the grill and take advantage of the summer sun with this simple but flavorful dish. Or, if the weather’s chilly, make it in the broiler and bring a touch of summer into your winter kitchen.

Summery Cilantro-Lime Chicken

(serves 4)


Ingredients:

For the marinade:

  • 1/4 C lime juice
  • 2 T soy sauce
  • 1 T honey
  • 1 T olive or grapeseed oil
  • 1 T lime zest
  • 1/4 t ground red pepper (optional)
  • 1/3 C fresh cilantro, finely chopped

For the chicken:

  • 4 chicken thighs, with or without skin (nutritional information panel is for chicken with skin)

To make:

Combine all but the chicken in a zip-lock bag or container with a lid and whisk together. Add chicken and shake to coat well with marinade. Marinate for at least one hour and up to 8 hours (marinating longer may ruin the texture of the meat.) 

Remove the chicken from the marinade. (Do not rinse or pat dry.) Preheat the broiler, cover a cookie sheet with aluminum foil, and lay the chicken pieces out so that they’re not touching. 

Place cookie sheet on the middle oven rack and broil 10-15 minutes, then turn and broil an additional 10-15 minutes on the other side.  Internal temperature should reach 175 degrees on a meat thermometer. If chicken is not browned when when the meat reaches 175 degrees, raise the oven rack to the next level and continue broiling until browned.

 

 

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