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How To Make The Best Cilantro Lime Chicken Thighs You’ll EVER Eat

Are you looking for a delicious, easy-to-make chicken recipe that will leave your taste buds wanting more? Look no further! These cilantro lime chicken thighs are packed with flavor and are sure to be a hit with your family and friends.

This recipe is simple to follow and only requires a few ingredients that you probably already have in your kitchen. Plus, it can be made in one pan, which means less cleanup for you!

So what are you waiting for? Give this recipe a try and enjoy the best cilantro lime chicken thighs you’ll ever eat!

You can also try Honey Garlic Chicken Bites, Thai Basil Chicken Bowls, Grilled Lemon Chicken Kabobs, KFC Copycat Chicken, and more…

The Best Chicken Thighs Are Seasoned with a Zesty Combo of Cilantro and Lime

Both of these ingredients pack a delicious, zesty flavor that enhances the taste of the chicken thighs.

To ensure that you get the most flavor out of your chicken, marinate the chicken in a mixture of cilantro, lime juice, olive oil, honey, garlic, and your favorite seasonings.

This marinade helps to tenderize the chicken while also giving it some great flavor. Once you’ve marinated your chicken in the cilantro lime mixture, they’re ready to be cooked.

What exactly is in this recipe?

Chicken thighs: 3 lbs, boneless, skinless

Olive Oil: 1/3 cup

Garlic: 6 cloves, peeled and minced

Honey: 1 tbsp

Limes: Juice and zest from 2

Fresh Cilantro: 1/4 cup, finely chopped

Chili Powder: 2 tbsp

Kosher Salt & Pepper

Here’s How to make the chicken thighs

Once the chicken is done cooking, you can rest assured that you’ve created a delicious dish that’s full of flavor. The best part, it’s so easy!

Step 1

In a large bowl mix the olive oil, garlic, honey, zest and juice of limes, cilantro, chili powder and salt pepper. Add the chicken to the marinade, stir to coat well. Marinate for 15 minutes at room temperature or up to 2 hours covered in the refrigerator.

Step 2

Heat a large cast iron pan, non-stick frying pan or a dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add the chicken thighs in a single layer, so they are not touching.

Step 3

Cook for 6 minutes on each side until the chicken thighs are cooked through, with an internal temperature of 165 degrees F. and no longer pink in the center. Serve!

What goes best with chicken thighs?

Rice and beans! Paired together, these two items make a delicious side dish that will perfectly complement your cilantro lime chicken thighs.

To make the dish even more flavorful, season the rice and beans with minced garlic, cilantro, lime juice and some of your favorite spices. This will add a burst of flavor to the side dish and create an unforgettable meal.

Other good pairings include mashed potatoes, Caesar salad, sweet potato chunks, fresh veggies or white rice!

With this recipe, you’re sure to impress and create a dish that will leave your guests wanting more. Enjoy and don’t be afraid to experiment and add some of your favorite flavors to the mix. Bon appetit!

cilantro lime chicken

Cilantro Lime Chicken Thighs

Are you looking for a delicious, easy-to-make chicken recipe that will leave your taste buds wanting more? Look no further! These cilantro lime chicken thighs are packed with flavor and are sure to be a hit with your family and friends.
4 from 2 votes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 370 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 3 lbs Chicken thighs, boneless, skinless
  • 1/3 cup Olive Oil
  • 6 cloves Garlic, peeled and minced
  • 1 tbsp Honey
  • 2 Limes, juice and zest
  • 1/4 cup Fresh Cilantro, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp Chili Powder
  • 1 tsp Kosher Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Pepper

Instructions
 

  • In a large bowl mix the olive oil, garlic, honey, zest and juice of limes, cilantro, chili powder and salt pepper.
  • Add the chicken to the marinade, stir to coat well. Marinate for 15 minutes at room temperature or up to 2 hours covered in the refrigerator.
  • Heat a large cast iron pan, non-stick frying pan or a dutch oven over medium-high heat.
  • Add the chicken thighs in a single layer, so they are not touching.
  • Cook for 6 minutes on each side until the chicken thighs are cooked through, with an internal temperature of 165 degrees F. and no longer pink in the center. Serve!
Keyword chicken, cilantro, easy dinner, easy recipe, lime, meal prep, oven baked, weeknight

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