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Hi everyone!! I am so excited to be doing a guest post for Selene today! I am sharing with you this super quick and easy (yet delicious!) cilantro-lime chicken marinade! My Hubby and I have been trying to eat better around here and I have been experimenting with different "healthy" marinades for chicken. This cilantro-lime chicken marinade does the trick! It is soo yummy, light and refreshing. It would be perfect for tacos, on the grill for kabobs or even just seared like I will show you here. Read on for this simple chicken marinade!
Ingredients1/2 Chicken, cut in pieces (any four pieces will do)
2 each Garlic Cloves, smashed
1/2 Cup Cilantro, fine chop
2 each Scallions, green part only, finely chopped or bruised*
1/2 tsp Onion Powder
1 Tbls Cumin, powder
1/4 tsp Garlic Powder
2 tsp Olive Oil
1 Tbls Water
1 tsp Honey
1/2 each Lime, juice and zest
Salt & Pepper to taste
*Cut the ends off the scallions. With back of knife tap along length of scallion until it is bruised, darker in color. I do this to be able to discard the onion before cooking, if you like more of an onion taste chop the scallion finely instead.
DirectionsPlace all ingredients in a bowl and combine with whisk so the spices aren't clumpy. Pour marinade over chicken parts in a plastic bag. "Massage" marinade into chicken to make sure it is coated evenly. Let sit for at least 30 minutes up to an hour in the fridge.
This is how the chicken should look after being seared. This chicken pictured is not fully cooked.
Place in oven until internal temperature reads at least 165 degrees. This won't take very long, maybe up to 15 minutes. Serve with your desired sides, or slice chicken breasts for tacos and enjoy!
Thanks for reading, please visit my blog This Silly Girl's Life for more yummy recipes!