One pan, simple ingredients and packed with flavour, this Cilantro Lime Chicken is a family favourite!
This is one of those recipes that ends up tasting like something you would get in a great restaurant and then long for it again the next day....and sadly not have the recipe. But, this time, you have the recipe! The flavours of chicken, cilantro and lime get together and have a party in your mouth and then they invite their friend mango salsa. And then, things just get carried away.
Seriously, please if you try no other new recipes this week try this one. It's so versatile. You can have it with jasmine rice on the side or a green salad. Throw it in a pita or fajita or whatever your heart desires.
We have just fallen in love with our panini maker all over again. Next time I make this Cilantro Lime Chicken I'm going to put it in a panini - yum.
Tips for making Cilantro Lime Chicken
- Use fresh limes. You can play around with some of the ingredients however I strongly suggest picking up fresh limes. The smell when you cut into them is worth their price at this time of the year.
- If you're using frozen chicken breasts be sure to thaw them completely and pat them dry. Thawed chicken releases a lot of moisture in the frying pan (or bbq) and you will not get that same flavour sticking to the chicken.
- If you're not in the mood to chop by hand, then toss in the garlic and cilantro together in a food chopper.
- Cilantro - if you're not a fan of cilantro, try Italian parsley. The last time I made this dish, the Italian parsley was stocked under the cilantro tag at the grocery store and I didn't notice. Bummer. Still tasted delicious!
- You can substitute brown sugar for honey.
- If you get a lime that isn't juicy enough - throw it in the microwave for 15 seconds. This will help to release the juices.
- Serve with fresh Mango Salsa. Note that the nutritional information in the recipe card below if for the chicken portion of the recipe only. The Mango Salsa nutritional information is located on the recipe card for that recipe.