Cilantro Lime Chicken
Yield: 4 servings
Active Time: 10 minutes*
Prep Time: 10 minutes*
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Saute and bake - that is how this delicious meal is prepared. We will saute the chicken in a delicious marinade, then bake in an ovenproof skillet to perfection.

Ingredients for Single Meal

  • 12 - pieces boneless chicken thighs
  • 3 - Tbsp canola oil
  • 2 - lime(s)
  • 1 - Tbsp brown sugar
  • 4 - tsp minced garlic
  • 1 - Tbsp chili powder
  • 1/3 - cup(s) chopped cilantro
  • - Salt and pepper
  • Side: - rice**
  • Side: - veggies**
  • 1 - gallon-size freezer baggie(s)
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Cooking Directions for Single Meal

  1. Juice both limes. Chop cilantro.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the canola oil, juice from 2 limes, brown sugar, minced garlic, chili powder and cilantro. Add a little salt and pepper and then whisk the marinade. Add the chicken thighs and coat them in the marinade. Put in the fridge and marinate for at least 30 minutes.*
  3. Cook rice, as directed.
  4. Preheat oven to 375 F.
  5. Over high heat, brown both sides of the chicken thighs with the marinade in an oven-proof skillet or castiron skillet. Once browned, place the skillet into the oven and bake for 25 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through.
  6. Carefully remove hot skillet from oven and then sliced the chicken.
  7. Prepare veggies and rice.
  8. Serve Cilantro Lime Chicken with rice and veggies.

Freezeasy Meal Prep Directions

  1. Juice 4 limes.
  2. Chop about 2/3 cup cilantro.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together 6 Tbsp canola oil, juice from 4 limes, 2 Tbsp brown sugar, 8 tsp minced garlic, 2 Tbsp chili powder, 2/3 cup chopped cilantro and salt and pepper.

To each gallon-size plastic freezer baggie, add the following ingredients:

  • 12 boneless chicken thighs
  • Half of the prepared marinade into each bag

Remove as much air as possible and seal. Add label to baggie and freeze.

Freeze & Thaw Instructions

Put baggie in the freezer and freeze up to 6 months in fridge freezer or 12 months in a deep freezer. Thaw in the fridge overnight, or a warm bowl of water for about 20 minutes, before transferring to the skillet for browning and baking as directed.

Dairy-Free Modifications

Recipe is dairy-free when served with dairy-free sides.

Gluten-Free Modifications

Recipe is gluten-free when served with gluten-free sides.

Printable Label Recipe Title

Cilantro Lime Chicken

Printable Label Instructions

Thaw chicken in the marinade and transfer to oven-safe skillet. Brown the chicken thighs on both sides, then bake at 375 F for 25 minutes.
Serve with rice and veggies.

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