Paleo Cilantro and Lime Chicken

cilantro-lime-chicken-preparationI was a vegetarian for 16 years, so I am always looking for foolproof ways to cook meat. Here is a delicious recipe for chicken from Paleo Leap. I find the cilantro and lime give it a fresh taste. Serve it with a side of quinoa with beans for a Mexican themed meal.  Enjoy!


2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken thighs
4 tbsp. olive oil
4 garlic cloves, minced
4 tbsp. fresh cilantro, finely chopped
2 tbsp. lime juice
1 tsp. red chili flakes
1 tsp. cumin
Lime wedges, for garnishing;
Fresh cilantro; for garnishing;
Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper


  1. In a bowl, whisk together the olive oil, garlic, cilantro, lime juice, red chili flakes, cumin, and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  2. Add the chicken to the cilantro sauce, and let marinate in the refrigerator, covered, for 1 to 2 hours.
  3. Preheat your oven to 375 F.
  4. Heat up some cooking fat in a skillet and brown the chicken on both sides for 2 to 3 minutes.
  5. Transfer the skillet to the oven and bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through.
  6. Garnish the chicken with fresh cilantro and serve with lime wedges.

SERVES: 4Preparation time PREP: 20 min + 2 h. Cooking time COOK: 30 min.


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