Cilantro Lime Chicken (Recipe)

Jan 23, 2022

Cilantro Lime Chicken (Recipe)


✅ 6 chicken thighs, bone-in and skin-on

✅ 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided

✅ 2 limes, zested and juiced

✅ 3 cloves garlic, minced

✅ 1 tablespoon honey

✅ 1 teaspoon ground cumin
✅ 1/2 teaspoon chili powder

✅ 1 teaspoon salt

✅ 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

✅ 1/4 cup cilantro leaves, chopped


1️⃣ In a mixing bowl, whisk together two tablespoons of olive oil, lime juice and zest, cumin, chili powder, minced garlic, honey, salt, pepper, and chopped cilantro. You can also pulse in a food processor until it's combined.

2️⃣ Combine the marinade and chicken thighs in a bowl or shallow dish. Marinate chicken for 30 minutes to an hour in the fridge.

3️⃣ When the chicken is done marinating, take it out of the fridge and let it sit for 10-15 minutes at room temperature.

4️⃣ Preheat your oven to 425 degrees fahrenheit.

5️⃣ Heat the remaining one tablespoon of olive oil in a large ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat. Sear the chicken for 5-6 minutes with the skin side down, until they're golden brown.

6️⃣ Then flip the chicken and sear the other side for 2-3 minutes. The chicken will not be fully cooked at this point.

7️⃣ Transfer the skillet to the oven and bake the chicken thighs for 15-20 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 160 degrees fahrenheit.

8️⃣ Remove the chicken from the oven, let it rest for 5 minutes, and garnish with extra lime slices and cilantro leaves before serving.


Servings : 6
Ready in : 25Minutes
Course : Dinner, Lunch, Main Dish
Calories: 331kcal

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