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Cilantro Lime Chicken


3 people


20 minutes



– 1 1/2 lbs. (0.4 kg - 1 kg) skin-on deboned chicken thighs – lime wedges, for garnishing – chopped cilantro, for garnishing Marinade: – 3 tablespoons olive oil – 4 cloves garlic, minced – 4 tablespoons finely chopped cilantro stems and leaves – 2 tablespoons lime juice – 1 teaspoon red chili flakes or more to taste – 1/2 teaspoon salt or more to taste

Step 1

Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C).

Step 2

 Whisk all the Marinade ingredients together in a big bowl, mix well. Add the chicken into the Marinade, stir to coat well. Marinate for 15 minutes but best for 2 hours.

Step 3

Heat up a skillet and pan-fry the chicken with the skin-side down until slightly browned. Turn over and pan-fry the other side of the chicken until slightly browned.

Step 4

Spoon the leftover Marinade on top of the chicken before baking. Bake the chicken for 20 minutes. Transfer the chicken and the Marinade residual to a serving platter (discard the oil), squirt some fresh lime juice, garnish with cilantro and serve immediately.

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