Friday, April 11, 2014

Cilantro Lime Chicken

Some of my friends like to pronounce cilantro cil-ANT-ro instead of cil-on-tro. It cracks me up every time, especially when they do it while visiting me in the Southwest. Here's a simple a yummy cilantro lime chicken recipe, feel free to pronounce it any way you please.

I created a marinade of oil, cilantro and lime juice. I used coconut oil, it will solidify in the fridge while marinating. This is perfectly fine, but looks a little weird.

Chop up a large chicken breast into small pieces and mix with about 2-3 tablespoons of freshly chopped cilantro, the juice from 2 limes and about 2-3 tablespoons oil. Let the mixture sit int he fridge for at least a half hour, but preferably 2-4 hours.

Heat a pan over medium-high heat, add the chicken and marinade to the pan and cook for a few minutes, until golden.

I served mine over a bed of jasmine rice, I think it would be equally delicious in a taco as well.

How do you pronounce cilantro?

Cilantro Lime Chicken
1 large chicken breast, chopped
2 Tablespoons coconut oil
2 limes
2-3 Tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped

Chop chicken breast into bite size pieces. Finely chop cilantro. Mix chicken, coconut oil, cilantro and the juice from the 2 limes together in a zip-loc bag. Let sit in the fridge for 2-4 hours. 

The coconut oil will solidify in the fridge. This is perfectly fine, but looks a little weird when you take the chicken out. You may use any other oil of choice if you prefer. 

Saute the chicken over medium-high heat for 3-5 minutes, until fully cooked. Serve over a bed of jasmine rice.

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