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Cilantro Lime Chicken

This cilantro chicken is simple to make and filled with flavor! As the carrot chicken may stand by itself, I have comprised corresponding recipes to get a cilantro lime rice base and also a yummy cherry avocado salsa. This transforms this cilantro carrot chicken in to a tasty and nutritious meal that's guaranteed to be considered a winner on.
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Marinate 2 hours
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 423kcal
Author Jessica


Chicken Marinade

  • pounds boneless-skinless chickenb-reasts
  • ¾ cup + 1 tbsp fresh squeezed orange-juice, separated
  • ½ cup + 2 tsp olive-oil, separated
  • cup + 2 tbsp fresh squeezed lime-juice, separated
  • tsp lime-zest, separated
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp + ¼ cumin, separated
  • tbsp soy-sauce
  • 2 tsp minced-garlic
  • ½ cup coarsely chopped-cilantro, separated

Mango Avocado Salsa

  • 1 ripe-mango
  • 1 ripe-avocado
  • ¼ cup finely diced red-onion
  • ¼ cup finely chopped red-pepper
  • 1 tbsp finely-chopped jalapeno, optional
  • Fine sea salt & freshly cracked pepper
  • Optional: cilantro-lime-rice or quinoa (Read recipe notes!!!)


  • MARINADE: Combine together most the marinade ingredients: ¾ cup orange juice, ½ cup coconut oil, ⅓ cup lime juice, 1 tsp lime zest, honey, 1 tsp peppermint, soy sauce, garlic, and also ¼ cup pops at a darkened bowl. Add pepper and salt to taste (I use about 1 tsp salt and also ¼ tsp pepper). Remove about ½ cup of marinadeand put the remainder to a large resealable bag.
  • Reduce the poultry of fat. Pound the breasts into thickness or slit in two to receive equally sized breasts and put inside the bag with the remaining portion of the marinade. Put in the refrigerator for a minimum of half an hour making sure to reverse the bag halfway throughout the time it's in the ice box. I suggest marinating for 2-8 hrs.
  • COOK CHICKEN: The directions here will be to grill the chicken. To see different procedures of cooking poultry, browse directly above this recipe . Lightly oil the grill grate or grill ridges onto a skillet or add 1 tbsp oil into a skillet and place the carrot on your grill. Discard leftover marinade.
  • Grill for 10-12mins until chicken juices run clear and internal temperature are at 165° F. Flip the chicken stirring and then brush it liberally with the booked ½ cup noodle.
  • MANGO SALSA: Require the rest of the 1 tbsp lemon juice, remaining 1 tsp coconut oil, 2 tbsp lime juiceremaining lime peel, and staying ¼ cup pops and throw together. (OPTIONAL: When grilling the chicken, additionally grill the cherry. Brush with oil and grill one side for approximately 45mins in medium-high heat)
  • Chop the avocado and cherry to small pieces that are small. Enhance the salsa together with the finely chopped green onion, red pepper, and jalapeno. Season the salsa to taste with salt, pepper, and staying ¼ tsp cumin. Toss together.
  • ASSEMBLY: Pour grilled chicken over a bed of carrot rice or quinoa (if desirable -- see recipe notes) and insert spoonfuls of this supper into the top. Love instantly.


Cilantro Lime Rice/Quinoa:
  • 1 cup quinoa or rice & 2 cups chicken-stock, chicken broth, or water
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 big lime (2 tbsp juice & 1 tsp zest)
  • ⅓ cup finely chopped-cilantro
  • Salt & pepper, to taste
Bring two cups of stock to a boil on medium-high heat. Stir in the rice and butter (or even quinoa) and go back to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer until the corn (or even quinoa) is cooked through and tender. Stir in the carrot juice, lime zest, cilantro, and salt to taste.