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Friday 25 September 2015

Cilantro Chicken


Serves Four
4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (2 lb. total)
1⁄4 cup lime juice
1⁄2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
6 garlic cloves, chopped
1 tablespoon honey
1 tablespoon olive oil
1⁄2 teaspoon salt
1⁄4 teaspoon pepper

1. Pound the chicken breasts to an even thickness (about 1/2 in.) and place in a shallow baking pan.
2. In a small bowl, mix lime juice, cilantro, garlic, honey, olive oil, salt, and pepper. Pour over chicken and turn pieces to coat evenly. Cover and chill at least 30 minutes or overnight.
3. Lay chicken on a grill over medium heat and cook, turning once, until no longer pink in the center, 4 to 6 minutes per side.

4. Serve with salad or vegetables of your choice.

Certainly hope you may enjoy this recipe idea. We try and bring a wide variety, but not all recipes will suit all. Any food allergies, or underlying health issues must always be taken into account. If you are a diabetic and not sure how certain foods may affect your blood sugars, test is best, i.e. use your meter.

Recipe idea from here

All the best Jan


Mike@Bit About Britain said...

Looks tasty! Love coriander with chicken. I once got a recipe off the web that needed cilantro - spent ages going from shop to shop asking for it and no one knew what it was. Looked it up when I got home...:-)

Jo said...

That looks so tasty and it's another easy recipe.

Anonymous said...

That looks a tasty piece of chicken, thanks for the idea.


Lowcarb team member said...

Mike - thank you so much for your comment.
Yes chicken goes well with so many herbs - they add a great flavour.

Hope you have an enjoyable weekend - I think the weather may be good!

All the best Jan


In case any readers are not sure what cilantro is:

"Cilantro is an herb with wide delicate lacy green leaves and a pungent flavor. The seed of the cilantro plant is known as coriander. Although cilantro and coriander come from the same plant, their flavours are very different and cannot be substituted for each other. (Some countries refer to the cilantro as coriander, so any references to "fresh coriander" or "coriander leaves" refer to cilantro.) It can be easily confused with flat-leaf parsley in appearance, so be sure to sniff carefully. Look for a bunch with unwilted leaves in medium green. Found fresh year round in most markets."

If anyone may want another delicious recipe idea that uses cilantro have a look here

Lowcarb team member said...

Jo - thank you for your comment, it's always lovely to receive them.
Sometimes you just want an easy but tasty recipe idea - I think this fits the bill.
Just prepare the chicken the previous night, and voila a very tasty dish the next day!

Have a great weekend.

All the best Jan

Lowcarb team member said...

Annie - many thanks for your comment.
Do hope you may get to try the recipe idea soon, it's a tasty dish!

Happy Weekend Wishes

All the best Jan

eileeninmd said...

I love chicken, this looks delicious. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

Lowcarb team member said...

Eileen - thanks for your comment.
Chicken is such a popular dish and this recipe using cilantro just gets those taste buds buzzing!

Have a lovely weekend

All the best Jan

Martha said...

Another great recipe! Yummy! Thanks for sharing it.

Lowcarb team member said...

Martha - thank you for your comment.
Just love sharing good recipe ideas ...

Have a lovely weekend.

All the best Jan

DeniseinVA said...

The very first time we were given cilantro was at a neighbor's home when they were cooking pizza. We couldn't stand it but imagine our surprise when we bought it by mistake years later when we thought it was the tastiest thing we had ever tried. We use it a lot these days and I shall look forward to making this recipe. Thanks Jan!

Debbie said...

another good one!! it looks to have a lot of flavor!!!

Lowcarb team member said...

Denise - thanks for your comment.
Great to hear your liking for the cilantro!
Enjoy this great recipe.

All the best Jan

Lowcarb team member said...

Debbie - many thanks for your comment.
I do enjoy sharing recipe ideas, and the lime and cilantro (plus the other ingredients) just adds to the flavour.

All the best Jan