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Easy Cilantro Lime Chicken

Cilantro Lime Chicken

Very easy to make, delicious cilantro-lime chicken marinade that infuses so much flavor.
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Course: Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 4


  • 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, divided
  • Juice of 2 limes
  • ¼ cup fresh chopped cilantro
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • Pinch of red pepper flakes
  • 4 bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • Cooked white rice, for serving


  • In a medium-sized bowl, mix together 2 tablespoons olive oil, lime juice, chopped cilantro, garlic, cumin, and red pepper flakes
  • Add the chicken thighs, mix them with the marinade, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 mins to 2 hours
  • Preheat the oven to 425F. Using a cast iron or oven-safe skillet, heat the remaining 2 tablespoons of oil and brown the chicken pieces, skin side down until skin is brown and crispy, about 5-6 mins. Flip and cook on the other side for 2 minutes more. Add the rest of the marinade to the pan. Place them in the oven and bake for 10 to 12 more minutes.
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