Best Cilantro-Lime Chicken Recipe

Cilantro and lime is a classic duo that we can’t get enough of. If you’re also a major fan, check out our Cilantro Lime Shrimp Lettuce Wraps. You won’t be disappointed.

YIELDS: 4 SERVINGS

PREP TIME: 0 HOURS 10 MINS

TOTAL TIME: 0 HOURS 55 MINS

INGREDIENTS

4 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil, divided

Juice of 2 limes

1/4 c. freshly chopped cilantro

2 cloves garlic, minced

1/2 tsp. cumin

Pinch crushed red pepper flakes

4 bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs

Kosher salt

Freshly ground black pepper

Cooked white rice, for serving

DIRECTIONS

  1. Whisk together 2 tablespoons oil, lime juice, cilantro, garlic, cumin, and red pepper flakes. Add chicken and toss to coat. Let marinate in fridge 30 minutes and up to 2 hours.
  2. When ready to cook, preheat oven to 425°. In a large ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat, heat remaining 2 tablespoons oil. Season chicken with salt and pepper, then add to skillet skin-side down and pour in remaining marinade. Sear until skin is golden and crispy, about 6 minutes. Flip and cook 2 minutes more.
  3. Transfer skillet to oven and bake until chicken is cooked through, 10 to 12 minutes.
  4. Serve over rice drizzled with pan drippings.

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